When it transpired that my family would be going to England for a few days holiday,
I put a visit to the Tower of London at the top of things we absolutely had to do.
I had seen the Poppies at the Tower of London on the news,
they popped up on Facebook and in travel blogs.
I just had to see them for myself and experience the atmosphere.
The ceramic poppies are an art installation marking the centenary of the outbreak of
the First World War. Every day, more poppies are added and by 11 November 2014,
there will be 888 246 poppies filling the Tower's moat.
Each poppy represents a British Military fatality in the First World War.
To see the vibrant red poppies at the Tower of London is moving and thought provoking.
The Poppy has long been associated with Remembrance Day. Poppies flourish in land
that has been disturbed. The battlefield's provided the ideal environment, so as war raged,
fields of red poppies bloomed amongst the fallen soldiers.
The sheer number of poppies in the moat and the life that each one represented is a powerful reminder, of so many lives lost and so many more that were affected.
A stunning tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives for their country.
We Will Remember Them.