Armistice Day

October 28th 2014
By: Jon

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we commemorate the signing of the armistice in 1918 between the Allies of World War One and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front. This year, the day falls on a Tuesday and two minutes silence will be respected over the country and in many parts of the world.
Many events have been planned throughout the country, including the display of 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London which was designed in collaboration with Paul Cummins and theatre stage designer Tom Piper, to mark the centenary of the start of the war.

From high up, the view of the poppies is impressive, a red carpet flows out from the Tower and across the moat. But it’s at eye level that the poppies have maximum impact. Each hand made ceramic flower represents a member of the British forces who lost their life during the First World War. The installation of the poppies has been made by a team of volunteers who are planting the poppies by hand. The display will be there until November 11th. To buy a poppy or find out more, visit the website directly