I read somewhere that all the poppies that get damaged or broken during the time of 'planting' will be returned to the manfacturers who will have them buried, as each one represents a life lost. Every night since August 11th a token amount of names that have been nominated by the public subscribers is being read out, around 180 a night. That will total just over 18,500 war dead by the end of the display on November 11th. This is done at sunset and the Last Post is sounded at the end of each reading.
The readings each night have been recorded and can be seen here: