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Located in the heart of the country,the National Memorial Arboretum comprises 150 acres of trees and memorials devoted to the concept of Remembrance. Set within the National Forest of Staffordshire, near Lichfield, it was established in 1997, on former gravel and sand pits gifted from Lafarge Aggregates. It already contains 150 memorials of national significance.

The Arboretum is the home of the Armed Forces Memorial which was opened in October 2007. It is a striking and emotive memorial and has quickly assumed national significance. It gives recognition and thanks for those who have died whilst on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War and acknowledges the enduring sacrifice of those who mourn their loss.

About the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the United Kingdom’s 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 49th West Riding Division Polar Bear – the first memorial to be sited at the NMA
The 49th West Riding Division Polar Bear – the first memorial to be sited at the NMA

The Arboretum is a unique haven of peace, contemplation and hope for the future and is the site of the Armed Forces Memorial. 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.

The Arboretum has a lot to offer both young and old. Come for a day out to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, the trees, the memorials, the history, the sense of national pride. Have lunch or drinks in the Arbour Restaurant - find all sorts of gifts and memorabilia in our shop – above all enjoy the experience.

Contact Details for National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Staffordshire DE13 7AR

By phone: 01283 792333

By fax: 01283 792034

Website: www.thenma.org.uk

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