Armistice Day Commemoration

Posted on | November 7, 2013 | No Comments

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1917 the big guns fell silent

bringing to an end the needless and unspeakable carnage of the ‘War to end all wars’

let us all gather this Sunday to say never again…

Please join us in laying a wreath of white poppies at the War Memorial at 12.45 on Sunday November 10th
Please also remember one minute’s silence 11am Monday 11th wherever you are
White poppies can be bought from The Quaker Meeting House, Rainbow Wholefoods,  Greenhouse, Greengrocer and other selected outlets – or online from Peace Pledge Union.
Do let us know if your corner shop would like some to sell
WHITE POPPIES for a Culture that makes PEACE achievable

A member of the No More War Movement suggested that the British Legion should be asked to imprint No More War in the centre of the red poppies instead of ‘Haig Fund’ and failing this pacifists should make their own flowers.
Co-operative Women’s Guild produced the first white poppies to be worn on Armistice Day in 1933 (later called Remembrance Day). The Guild stressed that the white poppy was not intended as an insult to the sons, husbands, brothers, and lovers who died in the First World War – but a challenge to the continuing drive to war. White poppies have since been taken on by the Peace Pledge Union, as the main funding for its peace research and education work.
Peace Research and Education Trust, 1 Peace Passage, London N7 0BT Registered Charity no 1064299
Local contact Lesley Grahame 07711 298214 or Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich 624854


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