On a glorious sunny afternoon we visited the National Memorial Arboretum,the 150 acre site has over 350 memorials set amidst 30000 trees in the centre of the country.
"The NBA is the UK's year-round national site of remembrance at Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. It is a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in the UK's Armed Forces and civilian community." - Wikipedia
|The Shot at Dawn memorial|
Commemorates the 309 British and Commonwealth soldiers facing a firing sqaud for desertion during WW1
Of all the thought provoking memorials that we saw and the stories they told, this one left me welling up..... Post traumatic stress disorder was not known about in WW1