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Thousands set to visit National Memorial Arboretum’s Armistice Day service

Pic: Paul Reynolds

Pic: Paul Reynolds

Thousands are set to visit the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield for an Armistice Day remembrance service.

Senior members of the armed forces and the Duke of Gloucester will be among those paying respect at the event in Alrewas tomorrow (November 11).

A two minute silence will be observed at 11am and there will also be wreath-laying services and a fly-past.

Tickets have been issued for the main service which begins at 10.30am, while a large screen has been put up next to the visitor centre to allow visitors to watch the event. The Armed Forces Memorial will reopen to the public at 1pm. The site’s car park will also be reserved for pass holders only, but a free park and ride service will be operating for all other visitors at Catton Hall from 8.45am.

Similar procedures will be in place for the Remembrance Sunday service on November 14.

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