Tower Of London Ignores Calls To Extend Poppy Display
The field of poppies around the Tower of London will be removed on November 12 despite calls from multiple politicians to extend the installation.By Nathan Giannini | November 6, 2014
The nearly 900,000 ceramic poppies planted at the Tower of London will be removed on November 12th as planned, despite calls from multiple politicians to leave them standing.
Volunteers have been progressively filling the Tower's moat in the lead up to Britain's Remembrance Day. At its peak on November 11, there will be 888,246 poppies — one for each British soldier killed during World War 1.
The installation, named Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, has been wildly popular. According to The Telegraph around 4 million people will visit the memorial during its 98-day run.