Belfast Telegraph

Poppy record bid is a great way to remember war dead

Editor's Viewpoint

The First World War is still remembered for the sacrifices made by those who fought in the trenches.

Although there are no veterans still alive, it continues to hold a special place in the public consciousness, nowhere more so than in Northern Ireland which lost so many.

That is why it is encouraging to see that an east Belfast community group has found a novel way later this month of remembering the end of the conflict, which occurred nearly 100 years ago.

It is seeking 3,000 volunteers to form a giant human poppy in a bid to break a Guinness world record. This is an inclusive way to remember those who gave their lives for us.

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