My mother purchased my poppy for me. We have travelled to the U.K. a lot over the years and have always seen and admired the poppies people wear in November for Rememberance Day. I remember reading about the installation at the tower and telling my Mother about it and how cool it would be to see it. She got a friend in Scotland to order them for us and then brought them back to the US last year. We were absolutely shocked when we opened the box and realized how large they were!