Video – volunteers help prepare the National Memorial Arboretum for Remembrance Day

The impressive events held today and yesterday to remember people who have died in the service of their country are only possible because of the efforts of volunteers.

In the run up to Armistice Day they ensured that the churches, halls and monuments were in a fitting condition to take their place at the centre of ceremonies.

Since its opening in 2001, the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire has become a focal point for commemorating service men and women killed since 1945.

It covers an area of 150 acres and 30,000 trees are planted there.  Every Autumn a team of volunteers from BAE Systems travels to the Arboretum to help prepare it for Remembrance Day.  This is a film we made about it.