Cymru/Wales Armed Forces Day to be hosted in Newport
Newport was hosting Wales National Armed Forces Day on Saturday the 24th June. We thought this gave us a little time to plan actions that would be effective and coordinated. For details of the day you can follow these links: UK Gov page: Armed Forces Day and Newport council's page
Newport Meeting planned a few small actions: we placed our peace banner on the front door when we met, throughout June. For the week before the event we placed a wreath of white poppies on the local Cenotaph. Our nominated charity to support for June was Campaign Against Arms Trade.
What did other Quakers do this year?
Quakers in Falmouth and other peace groups united against Armed Forces Day in Falmouth with a peace parade and vigils.
What other Quakers have done in the past?
Here is an article from 2019 about Salisbury Quakers holding an open house, when there was a three day celebration of the armed forces