Jo Marie purchased her poppy after spending a sunny day with friends, helping to plant them in the moat at the Tower of London.
“We wanted to be part of the event as we felt it was an amazing installation. All of us purchased poppies both as a donation and because we felt attached to the blooms we had assembled all morning.”
After tracing her family tree back 16 generations, the only family member with a marked grave was her Great Uncle who survived WW1 but died soon after. Now, Jo Marie keeps her poppy in her living room at home.