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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Tower of London Poppies

When the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red tribute is finished on November 11 (Remembrance Day), 888,246 ceramic poppies will be surrounding the Tower of London. Each poppy has been hand made and with the help of over 8,000 volunteers were placed around the Tower of London over the past four months. The poppies will be washed and sold after they are uprooted on November 12 and will be sent to people who have purchased them in honor of family members who died during World War I (It's the 100 year anniversary this year). Orders have been received for all the poppies and they are expected to raise over 11 million pounds which will be shared over six charities. The poppies represent the number of British military fatal casualties of the Great War.






2 comments:

Joanne said...

It is a heartrending and lovely tribute. Wow.

So many books, so little time said...

Beautiful and sad. We didn't make it but is lovely to see all the pictures and thoughts of those who did.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net