Where our Nation remembers
The following pages contain details of some of our featured memorials. Our comprehensive Guidebook, available from the Visitor Centre for £6.50, contains more detailed information about these memorials as well as many of the other interesting and unusual memorials on site.
ARMED FORCES MEMORIAL
Dedicated: 12 October 2007
Commemorates: The men and women of our Armed and Merchant Services who have lost their lives in conflict, as a result of terrorist action or on training exercises since the end of World War II. Unlike the World War memorials in towns and villages across the Nation, there is nowhere else that records over 16,000 names of those who have been killed on duty in recent times.
Dedicated in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen on 12 October 2007, the Armed Forces Memorial is a nationally significant focus for Remembrance, providing recognition and thanks for those who have given their lives in the service of the country.
The Memorial is a stunning piece of architecture designed by Liam O'Connor, inspired by the ancient landscapes of prehistoric Britain and the classical forms of ancient Rome.