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Armistice Day: National Memorial Arboretum hosts service

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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First World War widow to attend Armistice ceremony

Senior representatives of the Government and the armed forces will attend an memorial service to mark Armistice at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, near Burton-on-Trent.

The new Never Forget memorial unveiled by the British Legion at the National Memorial Aboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, in September. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The last surviving First World War widow, Dorothy Ellis, is expected to attend the outdoor event at the Staffordshire memorial, which bears the names of more than 16,000 fallen service personnel.


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