If it was about recognising the loss involved, especially of world war one, then I wouldn’t object, and could possibly even support it.
But it’s not about that. And you regularly read about ex-servicemen who don’t support it because of what it has become.
Leo is Leo, is FG. Good point re his opposition to the wearing if the Easter Lily. Also, every answer is deflected to Sinn Fein, most people eventually will see through this and realise he’s an empty shirt.