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Army cadet, 13, plants final poppy at London war memorial

Army cadet, 13, plants final poppy at London war memorial



and so came the final papi 888 thousand two hundred and forty six flowers for the fallen almost a century after the guns fell silent many of those lost in battles signed up and were deployed from the Tower of London to the blood sweat lands and seas of red now depicted here little ceremony would have marked their sign up a hundred years on a very great ceremony marks their sacrifice five million have visited since August today they stood in silent grief and gratitude when you say I was a alginate 8000 straight away you think it's a big number but when you actually see it it does bring home you can't imagine that amount of people the sacrifices that they made just amazed it's very humbling a single stem stands for each British and colonial life lost in the war that was to end all wars corporal Simon Brown is a living example of the emptiness of that boast shot in Iraq in 2006 he's helped plant the poppies though almost blind I mean I know it's primarily for the First World War remembering but I think it remembers past no present and probably future servicemen and women are going to lay down their lives in a lion cadet Harry Hayes to plant the last puppy the generations of the past and at the heart of the present it's really important because we just we should remember that everyone gave their lives for us and so we should just remember that it was all that they laid down their life so we can have a nice good life these are the final hours for people to see the poppies a last chance to study them and understand the scale of loss soon they will be taken away only gracing this world for a short time a little like the young lost lives they represent Emma Murphy ITV News the Tower of London


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