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.
International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
To mark this day, the Quaker Service Memorial Trust will be holding a Meeting for Worship at 2:30pm at the Quaker service memorial which is located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. For further details about the arrangements for this event please follow the link on the left hand side menu