On Armistice Day in the UK, A Sea of Red Poppies Honors The Fallen

November 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

On Armistice Day in the UK, A Sea Of Red Poppies commemorates and honors those Fallen.  The installation of 888,246 red ceramic poppies at the Tower of London was created by artist Paul Cummins, each poppy representing a British or colonial fatality during World War I. The artwork entitled "The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" has proved so popular that there have been calls to keep the poppies at the Tower until the end of the year. Volunteers will start dismantling the artwork on tomorrow, but The Weeping Window, a section of the piece with flowers pouring out of one of the tower's historic windows, will remain until December 2014.
To find out more about visiting the exhibit, check out the Tower of London's website.


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