For this year’s Poppy Appeal the Royal British Legion wanted to draw attention to the thousands of ordinary people who receive support in unexpected ways and everyday places.
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Our response was to write the poem In Flanders Fields in 3.4km of poppies and scatter the lines across the British Isles and beyond, reminding the nation that Remembrance is not just for the fallen but for those living all around us.
The nationwide installation created a modern memorial, with drone-filmed TV and online content highlighting our diversity and forging the link between the poppy we wear and the community it helps, in real time.
This infamous poem is a memorial to the fallen. Our modern reading in different regional accents, reminds us to honour not only the dead but remember the living here on our doorstep. In their diverse voices, the words live on in our imaginations, charged with new hope.