A national campaign aimed at creating a permanent memorial in memory of Indians who fought during World War One was launched today.
A statue commemorating the 130,000 Sikh soldiers who fought in the Great War will be unveiled in a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum.
The campaign is being led by filmmaker and activist Jay Singh-Sohal.
This centenary anniversary of the start of World War One is an ideal time to remember all those who fought in the conflict – the Sikh story is only now finding prominence with exhibitions, films and research. We want to ensure that our community has a lasting legacy of remembrance for those who fought – a memorial will ensure that their service is never forgotten and that in future people remember their heroism.
A Wreath of Respect, commemorating the outbreak of the First World War, has spent the week touring 1500 miles around the country with the Royal British Legion Riders Branch.
It returns this morning to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas where a service and a two minute silence will be held.
The wreath is made of metal poppies and the centrepiece is a horseshoe, to recognise the sacrifice made by horses and their owners throughout the First World War.
This week the wreath has visited locations including Cardiff, York Minster, Ely Cathedral and St. Austell.
Wreaths have been laid at a remembrance service for police officers who have died in the line of duty at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Around 80 cyclists and 20 support staff have arrived at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, after setting off from the Mall in London on Friday, to remember police officers who have died in the execution of their duties across the country.
The riders are made up of police officers from across the UK and family members who have lost loved ones.
The arrival coincides with the annual remembrance service organised by Care of Police Survivors (COPS).
Each cyclist completed the ride in memory of a fallen police officer and is raising money on behalf of UK Care of Police Survivors which supports families after the death of an officer.
Hundreds of people attended a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.
The names of those who have been killed in recent conflicts are carved on the wall around the memorial.
Chuck Hall, a veteran of 20 years service, said:
I've come from Derby today but actually I've come from Canada, to Derby, for today... I've come to remember my buddies... I served 20 years.
Bert Hayward served in Korea and said:
I come here three, four, five times a year to pay my respects for those that have gone and those that are still serving.
A motorcycle group called Ride To The Wall has raised more than £300,000 to help with the upkeep of the arboretum which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
The first memorial dedicated to Royal Navy personnel - past, present and future - has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas in Staffordshire.
It's meant to be a place of reflection and comfort, for anyone with a link to those who keep our waters safe.
The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is holding a day of commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.Read the full story ›
A woman who lost her son in Basra says the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is too important a place to get rid of, and it would break her heart if it closed.
Carol Jones was instrumental in getting the Basra Memorial moved from Iraq to the Arboretum. She says she prefers to go to the memorial in Staffordshire than to her son John's grave.
A Staffordshire MP has criticised a decision by the Ministry of Defence to cut funding to the National Memorial Arboretum, calling it an "embarrassment".
While the MoD says it extended funding which was due to be cut altogether last year, Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant argues that it's still not enough. He says the Arboretum gets a fraction of the funding given to other memorials - despite attracting much higher visitor numbers.
There are calls for the government to re-think its decision to cut funding for the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
The MP for Lichfield, Michael Fabricant, has called the removal of the grant a national disgrace, saying:
> "This is an embarrassment and a national disgrace. I shall work with the NMA to pile the pressure on the Ministry of Defence into supplying adequate funding... The National Memorial Arboretum and the Armed Forces Memorial are an iconic centre for national remembrance."
The arboretum contains the National Armed Forces Memorial dedicated to the 16,000 servicemen and women who have died since the Second World War.