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The National Memorial Arboretum

Situated in Alrewas, just outside Lichfield the National Memorial Arboretum is a charity run by staff and volunteers, it is part of the Royal British Legion.  Set in a beautiful location it is not only a place for those connected to the armed forces, but an opportunity for all people to show national pride in those who have served and are still serving.

The Arboretum is open each day (apart from Christmas Day) 9am – 5pm and is free of charge.  Although there is a maximum charge of £3 for parking, this money goes directly back to the charity.  There are many different events held throughout the year, please see the website for a full list.  One very special event this year is on the 30th June, celebrating armed forces day.  The day will have an amazing start at 8.30 am, with the arrival of the Olympic Torch, the torch will then move on to other local area’s including Lichfield en route to Birmingham.  There will be a full programme of activities including a touching Service of Tribute, musical entertainment and special displays.  If you live in Lichfield or nearby why not come along and join in this special celebration.

Other events at the National Memorial Arboretum include, Falklands Memorial Dedication, Diamond Jubilee Big Picnic, Allied Special Forces – Annual Service of Remembrance.

We hope to feature events like these in the new Recommended Lichfield Magazine, which will be delivered free to homes in Lichfield, Kings Bromley, Alrewas, Fradley, Armitage, Handsacre, Shenstone and Whittington – your guide to local businesses in and around Lichfield and surrounding areas.  Recommended Lichfield will be available in June 2012.

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