Let us remember not just those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf but also those who came back damaged by the experience, physically or mentally; not just in both world wars but in the many conflicts since.
Gloucestershire Freemasons turned out across the county on a traditionally cold and wet Sunday. Some have first hand experience of those conflicts and were there to remember lost comrades. Many other members have served in the Armed Forces so have a special kinship with those who have fallen or carry the scars. Many of those who fell in various conflicts were members of Freemasonry. We salute them all: may they rest in peace with our gratitude.
Our photograph shows the wreath laid on behalf of the Freemasons of the Forest of Dean Lodges by John Thurston, a well known figure in the Forest and a past deputy head of Freemasonry in Gloucestershire.