A beaded poppy which has received contributions from around the world has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas.
It is part of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
The poppy took 20,000 hours to make and has more than 1.2m beads.
Pam Kirk, who has led the project Pam's Poppy, says the 454 poppies which make up the wreath represent the servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan since 2001 as well as Drummer Lee Rigby who was murdered in London last year.
After the wreath has been on display the poppies will be sold. All proceeds will go towards The Royal British Legion.
A harrowing account of life in the trenches during the First World War has been revealed - 100 years since they were first written.
People across the region have switched their lights off and lit candles, to honour those who fought for our freedom.
Our correspondent Steve Clamp has been researching his great grandfather who was fatally injured just days after reaching the front.