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Staffordshire to Lead Remembrance Commemorations

Posted on Friday 12th November 2021
National Memorial Arboretum nr

People are being invited to join services on Sunday for Remembrance day to honour those who lost their lives during the nation’s wars.

Staffordshire has many poignant war memorials, gardens and attractions, many of which will be hosting commemoration services over the weekend.

Leading the national commemorations are special services at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas. 

An Armistice Service held on Thursday was attended by Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. 

A special service on Sunday 14th November and online activities will once again help families learn about the roles performed by the Armed Forces and the importance of remembrance.

Alan White, Leader at Staffordshire County Council and former serving member of the armed forces said:

“As a former soldier I know first-hand how special these commemorations are for both current serving and former personnel and their families.

“Remembrance Day gives people a great opportunity to honour and thank all those in or connected to our armed forces and I would urge people to try and attend a service to pay tribute over the next few days.

"Once again it’s wonderful to see the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas taking centre stage for the nation’s commemorations and we remain incredibly proud to be its home.”

Staffordshire continues to have strong connections with the armed forces and is home to three Signal Regiments in Stafford, the Defence Medical Services in Whittington, as well as a large number of Reserve units and Cadets.

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