Event - A Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum

11 November 2011

This week we visited the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, it is a special place where people go to commemorate the lives of soldiers who have died in battles since World War One.

There are hundreds of trees set in woodland, and many are dedicated to the lives of the thousands of soldiers who died during the two World Wars.

We saw a special monument opened by the Queen in 2007, it has the names of over 16,000 men and women who have died during the two World Wars.

We also found out why the poppy is a symbol of remembrance. In the fields of Belgium, many soldiers fought and died and the only thing that could grow there were the poppies, it has been associated with the World Wars ever since.

by Millie, Rebecca, Reggie and Rukhsar, Year 4