Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Tribute of Honor

Since August, the Tower of London moat has been filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a service member from Great Britain or its empire who was killed in World War I, the Great War, that ended on November 11, 1918. The poppies are due to be dismantled beginning on November 12 and distributed to people who have bought them for donations to military charities. I heard about the display from authors Charles and Caroline Todd and my co-worker Katherine Wells, who saw the installation and were very moved by it. Parts will be preserved in the Imperial War Museum.

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