Monday, 3 November 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

There can be few people who have not heard of the art installation at the Tower of London called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins.  It commemorates the centenary of the start of the First World War.  As the end of October arrived, the sea of poppies made a dramatic sight, especially from the air.

Each poppy commemorates a British or Colonial life lost during the four years of conflict.  By the time the final poppy is added to the moat on Armistice Day, 11th November; there will be 888,246 poppies.

As you watch this short video about the making of the poppies, please take a moment to think about those who gave their lives so that we could live in peace.

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