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National memorial arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is a charity run by staff and volunteers and is part of The Royal British Legion family.

"The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance, a living and lasting memorial to commemorate and celebrate:

   * Those who have given their lives in the service of their country,

   * All who have served and those who have suffered as a result of conflict,

   * Others who for specific or appropriate reasons are commemorated on the site.

The Arboretum is a unique haven of peace, contemplation and hope for the future. It consists of 150 acres of wooded parkland within the National Forest in Staffordshire where visitors can both enjoy and learn about the trees and their surroundings, and reflect upon their special symbolism. "

We were down that way on saturday and took a trip here...What a humbling place.

But the one that brought it all home to me and the Mrs was the sands garden.

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society Garden.


Some from the harrowing "shot at dawn" memorial where the names of all the soldiers were shot for desertion are in the background.......Four of whom were under 17.







Nice collection there mate.

Thanks Pete....Still brings a tear to my eye looking at these pics.

Emotive stuff indeed.  

DS...Every monument is emotional.

But some more than others.......I'm glad I visited here.

fastnet wrote:

super selection

i've picked my faves
i want those poppies for my garden
powerful set of images
they are thought provoking & very moving
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