National Memorial Arboretum Visit 2019

National Memorial Arboretum Visit 2019

Located on the edge of the National Forest in Staffordshire, in the heart of the country, the Arboretum provides a central meeting point with a unique difference; its meaning, its national significance and its stunning landscape.

November is a time for remembrance.

On Saturday 2nd November 2019, the Royal Society of St George will visit the National Memorial Arboretum to lay a plaque at the Copper Beech that we planted on our 120th anniversary.

The day will start with lunch in the Arboretum’s new ‘Aspects’ visitor centre. Following this, we will parade to the Society’s tree to dedicate our plaque and then back to the Chapel for a service of remembrance.

If you haven’t been to the National Memorial Arboretum – or even if you have – this is a day not to be missed. The Arboretum is home to over 350 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to be discovered. The memorials are diverse in nature, rich in symbolism and collectively represent a
broad population of society from military associations, charitable organisations, emergency services, fraternity groups and individuals. Each year new memorials are added so there's always something new to see.

Lunch is planned for 12.30pm, the parade to the tree at 1.30pm and the service in the chapel at 2pm. This will allow plenty of time, both before and after, to wander the grounds and visit the many awe inspiring and evocative areas dedicated to Remembrance.

There is a lovely café for morning coffee, afternoon tea or a snack.