Today the nation marks the end of the fighting in Europe. As a Fellowship we know it will remind us all of many different memories, stories and thoughts.
Our Chair, Richard Bickle, released the following statement:
“We will join people throughout the UK and around the world as they reflect on the end of fighting in Europe during the Second World War.
As we do so, we remember that there are no real winners in war, casualties occur on all sides and conscript armies are forced to fight one another. Many of those who returned as heroes brought with them deep wounds from all they had seen and done.
There are few people still alive who remember the relief felt at the end of the war in Europe, however the need to build lasting peace is as needed today as it has ever been.”