Peace tree planted to remember victims of war

PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 November 2018

Peace tree planted in Clevedon.

Peace tree planted in Clevedon.


Clevedon's Quakers have planted a peace tree to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

The tree was funded by the Quakers and Churches Together with North Somerset Council making the purchase. It was planted by Glendale contractors.

It also pays tribute to those who died in the conflict and those who were involved in the Armistice.

Quaker clerk Tom Leimdorfer told the Times it was important to remember all victims of war, both past and present.

He added: “Today, more than 90 per cent of people killed in warfare are civilians.

“We remember all those killed in war, all those wounded in body or mind, the millions who have 
been made sick or homeless by war and the families 
and communities torn apart.

“We also remember those killed or imprisoned for refusing to fight and for resisting and we remember all who have worked for peace, often in challenging circumstances.”

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