Seaford Quakers hold peace vigil

SEAFORD Quakers are planning to hold a peace vigil on Sunday June 26 which has been designated as Unarmed Forces Day.

The vigil will be held in the Peace Garden in Crouch Gardens off East Street from 10.30am.

The event is open to all and will last about an hour.

Clerk of the Seaford Quaker Meeting Margaret Whiting said: “We believe that armed conflict is wrong and does not solve disputes between people and nations.

“Since 1661 Quakers have urged the use of peaceful ways to resolve disputes.

“We understand that some people want to pay tribute to the bravery of those in the armed forces but we would like to promote peaceful alternatives which do not lead to loss of life.

“We will stand in silence to remember the victims of war, including the combatants, civilian victims and their relatives.”

Armed Forces Day this year is on Saturday June 25.

The annual event raises public awareness of the contribution made to the country by the armed forces and shows support for the armed forces community.