Evening World War I Candlelit Commemorative Vigil

Monday 4 August 2014

We will be marking the official start of World War I, on 4 August 1914, with a candlelit vigil on the Armed Forces Memorial.

This moving service will include prayers, readings and poetry, as well as musical performances from a choir. This is a rare opportunity to explore the beautiful grounds of the National Memorial Arboretum in the evening.

Throughout the evening you can also meet our special costumed interpreters; a WWI nurse, chaplain and an officer who will be on hand to tell you about their vital roles, how they would have lived during the conflicts and what being on the front really meant.

Visitors are also invited to bring photographs, stories and other mementos to add to special memory leaves that will be on display throughout the summer at the Arboretum.

Venue:
The Armed Forces Memorial

Time:
5pm - 9pm, service 8pm

Admission: Free, donations are appreciated, candles will be available for purchase 

Tel: 01283 792 333

Email: info@thenma.org.uk

 

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