Thank you for joining us for our first ever War Graves Week
War Graves Week is our annual awareness week that aims to encourage communities to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep. Many of the men and women who fought and died in the two world wars came from, and are today commemorated in, your local community – lying in cemeteries or named on memorials that were built, and are maintained to this day, by the CWGC – and we want you to learn more about them this War Graves Week.
Marking War Graves Week can be as simple as visiting your local cemetery and memorial. With over 300,000 casualties commemorated across the UK, there is more than likely a Commonwealth war grave on your doorstep.
Find out more about how we marked our first ever War Graves Week below.
Get involved with #WarGravesWeek
Keep up to date with War Graves Week on social media with the hashtag #WarGravesWeek - you'll get to find out what we're up to, see how other people are getting involved and get a sneak peak at people's best in bloom entries.