New memorial to war dead

The Royal British Legion has unveiling its 'Never Forget' memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. Around the central memorial 'everlasting poppies' will be planted inscribed with the names and dates of those who have died.

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Family of fallen soldier welcome new memorial

The family of a soldier who died during active duty have welcomed the creation of a new tribute at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Paula Black and her five-year-old daughter Tegan were among the first to 'plant' a poppy at the new feature.

Tegan's father LCpl Richard Gotts, who was serving in the Royal Logistic Corps, died of a heart attack while on duty in 2007.


Everlasting poppies 'planted' at new memorial

A new war memorial has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, featuring dozens of poppies around a central wreath.

The new Never Forget memorial has been unveiled Credit: ITV News Central

Each of the poppies has been inscribed with the name of a loved one who fell during the war to form a lasting tribute.

Everlasting poppies have been 'planted' around a central wreath Credit: ITV News Central

Memorial unveiled in memory of fallen soldiers

The memorial is being opened today Credit: ITV News Central

The Royal British Legion's 'Never Forget' Memorial is being unveiled today. It will be officially opened by Amanda Binnie whose husband Sean was killed in an ambush in Afghanistan in May 2009.

The centre point of the memorial is a poppy wreath around which 'Everlasting Poppies' will be planted, inscribed with individual names and dates to form a permanent tribute to those who have fallen in conflict.

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