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National Memorial Arboretum, Lichfield

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National Memorial Arboretum stands as scenic commemoration to fallen British servicemen and women. You'll find nearly 300 different memorials and more than 50,000 trees here. Start your visit at the Armed Forces Memorial, which remembers the 16,000 military personnel who lost their lives in battle or acts of terror since World War II. On November 11th at 11 a.m., the memorial uses the sun's position to shine a shaft of light on the wreath it contains. Among the other memorials here are ones to Jewish servicemen and women, the Berlin Airlift, and the 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers shot for leaving the lines during World War I. A remembrance ceremony takes place daily in the Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness at 11 a.m. To visit National Memorial Arboretum on your holiday in Lichfield, and find out what else Lichfield has to offer, use our Lichfield trip itinerary builder.
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  • Was passing nearby and decided to visit having seen it on tv. What a tribute to the memory of both fallen soldiers etc but also those not involved in the military.The site is massive which will in tim...  more »
  • You cannot fail to feel the emotions engendered by this place. As soon as we walked in, and although it was very busy, it was strangely peaceful. We only had a short time here today so we are planning...  more »
  • This was our third visit - the number of memorials grows rapidly. They are wonderfully laid out, and everything is well cared for. The volunteer staff are brilliant and can't help enough. The restaura...  more »
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  • Great to stroll around. Mobility scooters etc available - call to arrange. Also has a land train to use for a nominal fee, restaurant and cafe on site. As at September 2016 many improvements to facilities being made, so will be even better soon. Pay to park (incl. Blue badge) but this goes back to the upkeep and there's no charge to enter the site.
  • Wonderful place to visit. Lots of works ongoing so main memorial was closed. New visitors centre is being built and car park atm is a little walk off site, so if you are doing picnic for lunch take it with you. We walked the main routes and covered 5 miles Inc going back to car to get lunch. There are no bins at all on site which is strange and coffee is served in what we now know are non recycled cardboard cups. We first went about 8 years ago and the improvements are vast, we worth a visit.
  • This is a truly moving experience for everyone. Don't just think that because you have no connections with the two world wars that this is not for you. On our visit today we were asked if we wanted to paint a wooden model of a soldier, one of 19,240 wooden cutouts to commemorate the number of allied men that fell on the first day if the battle of the Somme
  • A real time for reflection for those who have died to keep us safe. We will remember them!
  • Did some volunteer work there and then has a tour around amazing place and nice place to remember the fallen