Remembrance: Artwork unveiled as prince pays tribute to the fallen
Friday 11 November 2011
An art installation made of poppies is to be unveiled at London's St Paul's Cathedral today to mark Remembrance Day.
At ground level the poppies appear to have fallen randomly, but when viewed from the Whispering Gallery they depict three child soldiers.
The work, by artist Ted Harrison, aims to draw attention to the 250,000 children worldwide who are currently under military orders. Yesterday, the Duke of Edinburgh honoured fallen servicemen and women by laying a cross at the Field of Remembrance in Westminster Abbey.
Prince Philip paid tribute to war dead, joined veterans for a two-minute silence and met soldiers from conflicts past and present.
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