Friday, 3 October 2008

Online Poppy Field created by Lasting Tribute

Memorial site, Lasting Tribute, have created an online poppy field of remembrance to raise funds and honour fallen soldiers. This year sees the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day, held on November 11, which started at the end the first World War in 1918.

Users visiting the site can create their own poppy, dedicating it to someone special they knew, or an unknown soldier. The poppy then act as a point of remembrance, with people given the opportunity to leave their special messages, comments, and photos. To dedicate a poppy will be £5, with £2.50 going straight to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.

I think this is an extremely good idea, and looking at the profiles, and messages left, really drives home the true meaning of what the day represents.