micdotcom: Breathtaking photos show how Britai…

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Breathtaking photos show how Britain does Veterans Day 

Veterans Day isn’t just an American holiday. While Americans remember veterans of all wars, the federal holiday coincides with Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, where countries around the world mark the end of World War I. 

In Britain, thousands of blood-red ceramic poppies were “planted” at the Tower of London. The 888,246 flowers — one for each British and Commonwealth death during the First World War — have drawn an estimated 4 million visitors, according to the Independent.