Field of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum opening with special service

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 11:50

Remembrance at the NMA

In the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, the National Memorial Arboretum’s Field of Remembrance will open to the public with a special service of Remembrance on Monday 5th November.

 

The Field of Remembrance features more than 18,000 tributes from members of the public to Service men and women, each carrying a personal message to someone that has lost their life during or after the First World War.

 

The National Memorial Arboretum Field of Remembrance is one of six Royal British Legion fields located across the country which, between them, feature more than 100,000 crosses and commemorative markers each inscribed with an individuals’ name.

 

Jane Britton, Area Manager for West Midlands, The Royal British Legion, said: “We all owe the First World War generation, and the generations of the Armed Forces that have continued to serve, sacrifice and change our world since the First World War, a huge debt of gratitude and we hope that the public will take the opportunity to visit the Field of Remembrance to recognise their contribution and say Thank You to those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.”

 

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the opening service which starts at 10.30am on Monday 5 November. The Field of Remembrance will be open for members of the public to visit and pay their respects until Monday 19 November.