For several weeks now, a team of 150 volunteers have been planting ceramic poppies in the moat around the Tower of London to commemorate the British and Colonial soldiers who died during World War I. There will finally be 888,246 of these beautiful flowers, one for each of the fallen from that war to end all wars that began one hundred years ago. The last poppy will be put in place on November 11th, Armistice Day. Between now and then, every night at dusk, The Last Post will sound and selected names of the fallen will be read out for all visitors to the tower grounds to hear.
The moat, long dry and empty, will appear to be filled with the blood of these brave men and women, soldiers, fliers, sailors, doctors, nurses, cooks, and ambulance drivers who gave their lives for freedom. May their sacrifice never be forgotten!
Thank you to my sister who sent me an email about this amazing memorial.