The National Memorial Arboretum

For anyone visiting Lichfield it’s easy to overlook the National Memorial Arboretum down at Alrewas.

Visitors usually get drawn in by the cathedral or the links to Samuel Johnson, but the Arboretum is well worth making the trip to.

I’m amazed how few locals have actually paid a visit to place which is stunning and moving in equal measure.

This YouTube video gives a flavour of what the place is about, but to truly understand the place and the way in which it commemorates so many of our fallen military personnel you simply have to visit.

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