Some great news to start 2021… Poppy our magnificent War Horse has made it into the top 16 interesting facts about memorials worldwide. How amazing is that?
Writer Mallory Weiler who has complied the list for Ranker Insights has cited Poppy as interesting fact number 12 and links back to our website so that the some of the 40 billion worldwide unique visitors who use the data-driven web, which is based in Los Angeles. She says: “Monument facts can be so fun to learn and can actually be some of the best things to know. Check these out, and see how many cool facts there are about some of the most famous monuments world-wide. These are 16 facts we just learned about monuments that made us say ‘whoa’ and this monument in England that honours war horses is one of them.” The entry reads… A bronze statue has been erected commemorating all of the warhorses that involuntarily ran into WWI. “Poppy” the statue stands outside Ascot Racecourse and honors the millions of animals that lost their lives during battles as well as highlighting the role animals play in warfare. The link on the word Poppy takes the reader to the BBC website coverage of our unveiling on June 8, 2018.
And we are in illustrious company. Other monuments featured include the Taj Mahal, in India; the Pantheon, in Rome; the Great Sphinx of Giza and the Statue of Liberty, in New York. The idea is that people vote up the lesser known facts they are excited to have learned. So far, 90 per cent of those who’ve voted say they’ve been excited to learn about our Poppy.
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