Armistice Day memorials

The Midlands will today remember those who fought in the First World War as part of Armistice Day.

Armistice day remembered across the Midlands

Poppy badges at the Armed Forces Memorial for a Service of Remembrance on Armistice Day at the National Memorial Arboretum Credit: PA

Events commemorating Armistice Day will take place across the East and West Midlands at 11 o clock to remember the fallen.

A number of services were also held across the region yesterday on Remembrance Sunday.

One of the largest services of remembrance will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire, where 93-year-old Dorothy Ellis, the last surviving WWI widow, will lay a wreath with a group of cadets.

Armistice Day: National Memorial Arboretum hosts service

The National Memorial Arboretum will be holding a ceremony as part of Armistice Day
The National Memorial Arboretum will be holding a ceremony as part of Armistice Day Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, will today host an outdoor service to remember those who fought in the First World War as part of Armistice Day.

The last surviving widow of what is known as the Great War, Dorothy Ellis, will be among the guests.

The event will take place within the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial which is designed to allow a shaft of sunlight to dissect its walls hitting the bronze wreath sculpture when the two minutes silence takes place.

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