Flags For The Fallen

Join us this summer to participate in our outdoor art installation remembering those who fought in the First World War.

14 July - 11 November 2018

Free, Donations Appreciated

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice, visitors are invited to decorate a flag to remember a soldier who fell during World War I. Developed by Julie Edwards and Ron Thompson of ‘Planet Art’, the flags will be added to a giant map of the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Commonwealth countries to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country 100 years ago.

As each flag is added, the map will become a growing memorial to those who served and gave their life during the war. Seen from the Armed Forces Memorial, the flock of flags will mature over four months until the centenary of Armistice on 11th November 2018.

The flags will be left to flutter freely in the wind, marking the momentous sacrifice that individuals and entire countries made throughout World War I.

Join us in our commemorations of the centenary of the Armistice by decorating a flag to remember a serviceman who sacrificed.

Please note: This activity is usually run by volunteers and, whilst it is usually open, there may be days when we are not able to provide staffing.  Please call or email us in advance to check availability if this is an important part of your visit.

If you are unable to travel to the Arboretum, but still wish to take part, why not click here and download your own flag template.