Not a big deal really, millions of Brits buy millions of poppys every year, in commemoration of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during both World Wars and other campaigns, but this poppy is slightly different.
I’ve bought a ceramic one, one of 888,246 which will be part of a display in the Tower of London, each poppy marking a British fatality during WW1.
The exhibition, called “Blood swept lands and seas of red” will run until 11 November 2014, and I’m hoping to get across and see it before it closes.
When the display finishes, my poppy will be sent to me, and I shall find a suitable, prominent place at home for it, probably framed for protection, but enabling all who come to my house to pause for a second, to remember.
The address for the exhibition is “poppies.hrp.org.uk” should anyone wish to know more.