A memorial to commemorate the work of the Friends Ambulance Unit and the Friends Relief Service has been built at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.
It presents the Religious Society of Friends and what Quakers stand for to millions of people in the UK and abroad, and provides a space for reflection and silent worship.
Its simple structure in stone brings to mind a meeting for worship. The circular seating serves as a setting for contemplation and expresses our vision of reconciliation in times of conflict. Wording carved on the seats illustrates Friends’ commitment and witness to peace.
Sunday 15 May, is Conscientious Objector Day. To mark this day and the centenary of the introduction of conscription in Britain, the Quaker Service Memorial Trust will be holding a Meeting for Worship,with readings at 3:00pm at the Quaker service memorial which is located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Please follow the link on the left hand side for more details.
QSMT wishes to make contact with as many surviving FAU and FRS members or their families as possible. The trust has contact already with a number of families but there may be more we have not heard from.