Poppies: A Powerful Reminder

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With Remembrance Sunday fast approaching, I felt it only necessary to visit the Tower of London and the beautiful poppy display whilst on my visit to London this week.

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Undeterred by the wet weather and my lack of trusty umbrella, I battled my way to the front of the crowds to take in the spectacle.

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And what a spectacle it is.  The vast display blankets the grounds, the intricate poppies’ vibrancy making all the more powerful when set against the pale Towers’ bricks.

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The sea of red is a powerful and stark reminder of the incredible loss of lives suffered as a result of the war.  Even with the incessant dripping of rain, and the unwelcome prodding of brollies in the head, back and face, I was grounded to the spot.

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I think the tribute is a fitting and beautiful way to remember those who fought for us, and it made me all the more proud to wear my poppy on my chest.

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