In Honour of #Remembrance Day ~ Poppies at The Tower

In honour of Remembrance, or Veteran’s, Day I thought I’d repost the photos from my visit to the Tower of London marking the centenary year of Britain’s involvement in WWI. This incredible and moving display paid tribute to British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in the war. Ceramic poppies were ‘planted’ encircling the Tower of London, each poppy representing a fallen soldier. It was a spectacular and very poignant sight which grew and grew over the weeks, until there was hardly any green to be seen.

Each day at sunset there was a Roll of Honour when the names of fallen soldiers were read out, followed by The Last Post.

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27 thoughts on “In Honour of #Remembrance Day ~ Poppies at The Tower

  1. I bought one of the poppies in memory of my great-grandad who was in the Royal Engineers during WW1 and after the display was taken down it was delivered back to me and is now in my garden. I also took the kids to see this, even if they didn’t grasp the importance at the time I knew I wanted them to witness it. Breath taking display and great photos, Cathy.

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