Remembrance Sunday on 9th November 2014

Remembrance Sunday falls on Sunday 9th November 2014.

The Royal British Legion Paper Poppy.

The Royal British Legion Paper Poppy.

Moving words for Remembrance Sunday – written by Laurence Binyon

They Shall Not Grow Old

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914.

The Tower of LThe Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibit in 2014 - Photo courtesy of Wikipedia and the MOD.

The Tower of London The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibit in 2014 – Photo courtesy of Wikipedia and the MOD.

The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibit at the Tower of London in 2014 on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I which consists of 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each British and colonial death.

The Tower of London with the evolving art installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’. The major art installation named “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” consists of 888,246 handmade ceramic poppies, each poppy representing a British fatality during World War I and created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper. 

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