The Armed Forces Memorial – Today, Tomorrow, Forever….
The design for the new national memorial to members of the Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve), killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War, was announced in April at the Imperial War Museum in London. This memorial will provide a lasting tribute to the sacrifice that has been made by almost 16,000 men and women from all three Services including members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Merchant Navy who have served alongside the Armed Forces in conflict zones around the world.
The design, created by Liam O’Connor and his firm of Architects and Planning Consultants, will be located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire (UK). The memorial will be made from Portland stone and will be a stunning piece of architecture in its own right. Construction work will start this year and unveiling is planned for 2007. You can see below an image of how the memorial will blend into the existing landscape. The Arboretum is open to visitors all year round and is less than 10 minutes from the M6 toll road.
The Trustees need to raise £4 million for this important national memorial. Please help by supporting the appeal. For further information about the project, visit our web site at www.forcesmemorial.org.uk or contact the Project Team at: 1st Floor Zone A, St George’s Court, 2-12 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SH telephone 020 7218 2020.