Poppies for the fallen

Chris Halliwell

The poppy has been a symbol of Remembrance for over 100 years. It became a symbol of Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future in the aftermath of the First World War. Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. The poppy is a well-known and well-established symbol, one that carries a wealth of history and meaning with it. In Christianity, the red poppy is often said to symbolise the blood of Christ on the cross. And, the poppy's association with World War I is also connected with sacrifice as is the Roman poet Virgil's mention of the flower in his poem Aeneid written around 25BC.

  • Media: Multiple Mediums
  • Subject: Flowers
  • Size: 40cm x 60cm

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