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Falklands war memorial unveiled at National Arboretum

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A small corner of the National Memorial Arboretum is now a permanent reminder of the Falkland Islands and the conflict that claimed the lives of 255 British servicemen.


Rocks taken from the islands' barren landscape have been placed around a simple curved stone wall. The memorial wall itself is modelled on the larger cemetery in San Carlos Bay, where troops landed 30 years ago.


There were some tears among the faces of the veterans and their families at the service. But there was also a sense of gratitude that they now had a memorial to the sacrifice and service.


Sara Jones - widow of Col H Jones, who was killed in the battle for Goose Green - says this is a memorial for everyone. Her husband is buried at San Carlos. Today she took her grandchildren to Staffordshire to a memorial much nearer to home


Taken From BBC News Uk

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