Text messages take pride of place in modern time capsule at the National Memorial Arboretum

A modern version of a time capsule has been buried at the National Memorial Arboretum.

National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum

People, including leading political figures, have been texting their thoughts and personal stories on why the service and sacrifice of members of the Armed Forces should be remembered.

A phone with the messages on and a charger have been buried in an airtight capsule in Heroes’ Square in the shadow of the new £15.7million Remembrance Centre.

A spokesperson said: “An engraved pavior in Heroes’ Square – a beautiful outdoor area that is being created just outside the new Remembrance Centre – will mark its position.

“It features the inscription ‘Why do we remember, The Nation’s Thoughts’ along with the date the capsule is to be opened – September 2116.”

The new centre is due to open in October.

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