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Armistice Day commemorations at National Memorial Arboretum

A service today will mark the end of the First World War Credit: PA

The end of the First World War will be marked with a Remembrance Service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.

The Princess Royal will attend the service within the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial in which there will be a two minute silence at 11am.

The Memorial is designed in such a way that a shaft of sunlight should hit the bronze wreath sculpture in the centre just as the silence is observed.

Services will be held across the region to mark the end of fighting on the Western Front in 1918.

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Poppies laid in remembrance of loved ones

Margaret Allen told ITV News Central that she attended the special service at the National Memorial Arboretum to lay a poppy in remembrance of her husband who died in the Falklands War.

Tony Matthews, from the Royal British Legion, also said that it is important to remember every man and woman who has given service to the country, not just the armed forces.

First Royal British Legion poppy appeal at Arboretum

For the first time, the National Memorial Arboretum branch of the Royal British Legion is launching a poppy appeal today.

A poppy wreath from The Royal British Legion Credit: PA

A Field of Remembrance will also be dedicated at a special service this morning, similar to the one near Westminster Abbey.

The Field of Remembrance outside Westminster Abbey Credit: PA

The Field of Remembrance gives an opportunity for everyone who wishes to plant a poppy cross in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in battle since the First World War.

The event will include contributions from two choirs and music from the wartime years.

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