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KHQ - It's been said that the poppy was the first flower to grow back in the battlefields after world war one. So it's fitting this flower has become a symbol of remembrance for soldiers who've died in war. This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. A breathtaking memorial of 888,246 ceramic poppies has taken over the dry mote at the tower of London in the UK. That's one poppy for every British soldier killed in WWI.

The ceramic poppies were designed by artist, Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper. The flowers were hand placed in the ground by a group of 8,000 volunteers. Over 4 million people have visited the memorial so far. The last flower was placed in the ground today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, signifying the end of World War I.

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