Today we remember those who we’ve never met as well as family members, friends, classmates all those who signed up for war without a blink of an eye to fight for their country/for our freedom. Many never made it back home but we will never forget them.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the first World War (August 1st is when Europe declared war). While I was in London over the summer, I got to take in England’s great history as well see how they (the UK) were thanking those who fought and remembering all those who were effective by this war, with a few street light posts having poppies cut outs lining the streets, a spotlight hitting the night sky and a display of 888 246 handcrafted ceramic poppies at the Tower of London – each poppy marks someone who died under the British Empire. This display is called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’.

Tower of London with Poppies

Some of you might remember this picture (above) from last Thursday’s Throwback Thursday, where I posted it on my instagram account and on my fanpage. The design and idea behind it is simple but also very powerful and moving at the same time.

Tower of London with Poppies
Tower of London with Poppies

One bad part about seeing this display in the early stages, you don’t get a chance to see it when it’s fully finished with your own eyes.

4 Comments on A 100 years in Remembrance

  1. The poppies in London look beautiful yet so poignant. I was really annoyed that my university didn’t hold a minute silence on Tuesday. I did, but everyone else just carried on as usual. It’s so important that we never forget.

  2. I can’t believe it’s already 100 years since the start of World War 1. It’s amazing how the building is still in tact and even more with the poppies flowing out of the window to the ground! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. When i lived in Liverpool they had a park with memorials over companies, from both world war 1 and 2 and new combats. And people where laying down flowers there still ont he 1 world war victims. I mean it must be the grand children or even great gran children who still does that…

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