Introducing War Graves Week (21st-28th May 2021)

An item from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is proud to announce the first ever War Graves Week. This week, which will shine a light on our work and the people who keep remembrance of our war dead alive, will take place online and at a number of our cemeteries and memorials across Great Britain from 21 to 28 May 2021.

During this week, we will be putting on a series of online talks for you to get involved in, as well as tours and events at our sites across Great Britain. This immersive and inclusive programme aims to reveal CWGC’s work and history in all its variety, and demonstrate our ongoing relevance as an organisation today.

The first part of War Graves Week has now launched with our Plant a Wildflower in Remembrance initiative. We are encouraging the public to remember those who died in the world wars by ordering a packet of wildflower seeds, and planting these wildflowers with the expectation that by War Graves Week in May, the flowers will have bloomed.

If you have green fingers, you could be in with a chance to win £200 in garden centre vouchers. To enter our competition, share a picture of your wildflowers with us on Twitter or Instagram using #WarGravesWeek. Our horticultural experts will then choose the best in bloom.

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