The Poppy: A Sym­bol of Re­mem­brance

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Opens 30 March at the Na­tional War Mu­seum, Ed­in­burgh,­tional-war­mu­seum

From the bat­tle­fields of World War I to a sym­bol worn in re­mem­brance, the poppy has had a last­ing im­pact. Though this ex­hi­bi­tion high­lights the char­i­ta­ble as­pect, it doesn’t shy away from the de­bates that have raged over the poppy’s politi­ci­sa­tion. Still, what more fit­ting way for Na­tional Mu­se­ums Scot­land to con­clude its cen­te­nary events than with the sym­bol worn ev­ery year to en­sure that we never for­get?

The re­mem­brance poppy was in­spired by the poem In Flan­ders Fields

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