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 provide 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.
On Sunday 10 November, Songs of Praise ,Remembrance Day programme featured an interview with a former member of the Friends Ambulance Unit and showed the Quaker Service Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. The programme can currently be viewed on BBC I Player.
QSMT wishes to make contact with as many survivng FAU and FRS members or their families as possible. The trust has contact already with a number of families but there are many more we have not heard from. more