Duke of Cambridge to Open New Remembrance Centre

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Duke of Cambridge to Open New Remembrance Centre
The Duke of Cambridge attends the ceremony for the Football Remembers memorial to commemorate the 1914 Christmas Truce, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Dec 2014.

The Duke of Cambridge Will Open a New Remembrance Centre
at the National Memorial Arboretum

29th March 2017

The Duke of Cambridge will meet veterans, volunteers and schoolchildren at the official opening of a new Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

At the Remembrance Centre, The Duke will visit the interactive Landscapes of Life exhibition, where he will meet local schoolchildren. His Royal Highness will then unveil a commemorative plaque and meet veterans from each of the Services in Heroes’ Square. His Royal Highness is Patron of the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal, which has funded the construction of this new Remembrance Centre.

The opening of the Remembrance Centre follows a major fundraising campaign supported by numerous individuals and organisations, including Staffordshire County Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Royal British Legion. The event will also be a chance to thank Major General Patrick Cordingley, Chair of the Appeal, and the project team for all their work.

The National Memorial Arboretum, part of The Royal British Legion, is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance; a place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in the UK. It is a living and lasting memorial. There are more than 330 dedicated memorials across the 150 acre site.

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