Sunday, 26 May 2013
We shall remember them
Part of the walls that form the Armed Forces Memorial, the centrepiece of the National Memorial Arboretum.
On these walls are engraved the names of all the members of our armed forces who have lost their lives whilst serving their country since the end of the Second World War. British forces have been involved in more than 50 operations and conflicts across the world, often as part of international coalitions. The names are grouped by year and by Service and then in date order, so that those who lost their lives together in the same incident are named together. There are, sadly, far too many of them - and far too much blank wall still left for the future.