War Graves Week is nearly here – book now! ⏰

An item from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission that may be of interest to some members.

War Graves Week is nearly here!

Learn about the ordinary people who faced extraordinary times and who you could have been, and book your free place at an event.

Your reminder that our second annual War Graves Week begins this Friday 21st May and there’s still time for you to join us and take part! This year we explore the stories of the everyday men and women just like you, who through their actions and work truly did the extraordinary.

We are running a fantastic free programme of special talks, tours and events taking place across the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Malta throughout the week.

Many events are taking place at CWGC cemeteries and monuments and we will also be popping up at select locations across the UK, so come and show your support.

Check in regularly to see what free events are happening near you by clicking below.

Book Your Free Place At A War Graves Week Event
Visit our new website experience Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times to learn about the stories of ordinary men and women from five key industries who made their mark on history – and find out who you could have been.

Click below to start your experience and meet some of the people we commemorate – then share your story.

Discover Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times

If there aren’t any events or tours near you, then not to worry, marking War Graves Week can be as simple as visiting your local cemetery and memorial.

With over 1.7 million casualties commemorated at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries around the world, including over 300,000 commemorated across the UK, there is more than likely a Commonwealth war grave on your doorstep. Use our dedicated CWGC War Graves App to search for war graves near you.

Whatever you’re doing during War Graves Week, remember to share your visits and experiences with us on social media during the week – don’t forget to use the hashtag #ExtraordinaryTimes to add your voice and show your support.
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