Quakers to lay white wreath at Chichester Remembrance service
Quakers in Chichester have been granted permission to hold their own Remembrance ceremony.
A request from the Chichester Quakers to lay a white poppy wreath – a symbol of peace and the lasting effects of war – at the Litten War Memorial after the Remembrance Sunday service was approved unanimously by Chichester city councillors last week.
Cllr Tony Dignum said: “What they’re asking for is not to have any part of the normal ceremony but simply to have a separate ceremony of their own where a white poppy wreath would be laid.
“There’s no question of trying to amend the normal service we all go to, it would be a supplementary one which they would hold on their own basis afterwards.”
The Royal British Legion had no objection, the meeting heard.
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