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#41 florence w

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:55 AM

It has been many years since I've seen an American Legionnaire offering a poppy, but as a child and a young woman our local Penns Grove, New Jersey post did.  Several years ago, while on vacation in Spain, I was asked by a friend who is a Brit, if I knew the significance of the red poppy.  Seeing the sea of red around the Tower is such a statement.  Americans need to be reminded... 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 06:21 PM

It may interest you to know that all the poppies have been sold,  they have raised a total of £11.2m for various military charities.


8000 volunteers are ready to begin dismantling the installation next Wednesday, although there have been calls to leave it in place for an extra few days in order to allow more people to see it.


Ebay will not be allowing the re-sale of any poppies.



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 07:12 PM

I'd be inclined to buy one, if I didn't have to pay the overseas shipping.

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#44 Mark C.

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 01:16 AM

I was blowed away seeing them on the news a few nights ago.
It was overwhelming visually.I hate to think about the setup and take down.
To bad we still go to war.Mans not to smart.
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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:08 AM

I'd be inclined to buy one, if I didn't have to pay the overseas shipping.


I thought about buying one, but dallied and by the time I made a decision, it was too late.


So, I'm going to make my own version, and make a £25 donation direct to one of that charities that would have received a share of 10% of the sale price plus the "net proceeds".




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Posted 10 November 2014 - 10:28 AM

here ia a map of how large the installation would be if it included all the deaths from WWI




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Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:06 AM

First Tower of London poppies removed http://www.bbc.co.uk...london-30014867


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 10:04 AM

3D view


#49 Rae Reich

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 05:56 PM

Lovely! Thanks for all the links and good info. I was so curious when I first heard of this massive project. What a fun and satisfying group effort - like working on a Cristo installation but with the added emotional content of a memorial/celebration. You know I'm going to be making some poppies of my own! Also, killer kilns!

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