Duke and Duchess of Gloucester Pay Tribute to Fallen Soldiers at Armed Forces Memorial

  June 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm by

On Saturday, June 20, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended a memorial service dedicated to the 66 servicemen and women who lost their lives in 2008. The service was held at the Armed Forces Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. It was attended by the families of the deceased, the Duke and Duchess, and the Defense Minister, Baroness Ann Taylor, according to the BBC.

The memorial honors the 16,000 people who have died while on duty, or have been killed by acts of terrorism, since World War II. During yesterday’s ceremony, the 66 names were added to the wall of the Armed Forces Memorial. Baroness Taylor spoke during the ceremony, and stated that the names of the deceased “….will endure so that they can always be remembered”.

To learn more about the Armed Forces Memorial, please click here.

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