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National Memorial Arboretum

National Remembrance Site in Alrewas. Established in 2001, the dendrological garden honors those killed in the fight for their homeland, recognizes service and dedication, and promotes the feeling of pride of Great Britain residents. The arboretum has won many awards, including the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in 2017.

The originator of the Arboretum was David Childs. The idea grew from 1988 until it finally became a reality in 2001. On a relatively small area there are nearly 300 memorials dedicated to the armed forces, civilian organizations and voluntary organizations that played a role in serving the country. A memorial for Simon's cat was also erected here, which served on the HMS Amethyst war post. In the center of the Arboretum is an interesting Armed Forces Memorial, a tribute to over 16,000 service workers who lost their lives in conflicts or as a result of terrorism since the end of World War II. At 11 am, 11 November each year, the sun shines through two slits in the outer and inner walls of the monument, casting a beam of light on the wreath in the middle.

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Croxall Road DE13 7AR Alrewas, United Kingdom