A white feather was given to soldiers to symbolise their cowardice. These white feathers drove young men to their deaths. For every white feather that was given a life was lost, a parent, as brother, a son was stolen.
For me the white feather has a completely different meaning. For me they symbolise hope and love. For me, every white feather that falls before me is a small reminder that my uncle is still watching over us, with love and kindness.
The white feather has long been a powerful symbol but what does it mean to you?