A sea of poppies to honour the fallen
6 August 2014
Defence Secretary attends launch of art installation at Tower of London to remember those who fought in the First World War.
Last night saw the launch of a major art installation at the Tower of London to honour the fallen soldiers of the First World War. Entitled ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, the huge and evolving art installation has seen the dry moat of the Tower filled with ceramic poppies to remember those who fought in the First World War 100 years ago. ...
[...]At the event, the Band of the Welsh Guards played ‘Hymn to the Fallen’ and songs from the First World War before performing a joint piece of music written specifically for the event, ‘The Man We Never Knew’ by Edward-Rhys Harry, with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir.
Major Kevin Roberts, Director of Music for the Band of the Welsh Guards, said:
It was a deeply moving and dramatic way to end this momentous occasion and a great privilege for all the musicians involved.
At twilight, the minute guns of the Honourable Artillery Company, the City of London’s Army Reserve regiment, fired a 21-gun salute, and Lance Corporal Stuart Laing, a bugler from the Band of the Welsh Guards, played the Last Post surrounded by a sea of red poppies....
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