Thursday, November 10, 2016

Remembrance Day 2016

Poppies: Weeping Window

Remember the installation of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in 2014, the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of WWI? 

For 2016 the ceramic poppies, each dedicated to a Commonwealth life lost in WWI, have been moved to Caernarfon Castle in North Wales to commemorate these lives and prompt an ongoing dialogue around the legacy of World War I. 

The display will be in place until Nov. 20, 2016. Tickets are needed.

Meanwhile, at home, in Canada, there is a virtual poppy drop, nightly between Oct. 28 and Nov. 11, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Each poppy dropped represents one of Canada's 117,000 fallen soldiers.

Pause and Remember