The Send-Off, by Wilfred Owen: one of five poems displayed on the Elizabeth Tower (Photo: Centenary News)

Poppies & Poems screened onto Big Ben for Remembrance Sunday

Posted on centenarynews.com on 14 November 2016
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Falling poppies, coupled this year with war poems, were projected onto Big Ben last night (November 13) in the latest of the UK Parliament's WW1 Centenary tributes.

The five poems included two of Wilfred Owen's best known First World War works, Dulce et Decorum Est and The Send-Off, as well as new compositions.

They were chosen by the Poet Laureate and the National Poets from the four nations of the United Kingdom, and the Children's Laureate.

This is the third year that poppies have been screened onto the Big Ben clock tower (renamed the Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee) to conclude Britain's Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

The poems were a special addition to the 2016 event. Full details of the choices, and commentaries, can be found on the UK Parliament website.

Source: UK Parliament

Images: Centenary News

Posted by: CN Editorial Team