Remembering our Mothers – Caernarfon Events

Written on 15-11-2017

Remember like Nain On November 10th and 11th, members of the Cymdeithas y Cymod with the support of Wales for Peace met in Caernarfon, to remember the women peace builders of Wales. There were 70 people together over the two days. As well as remembering their relatives lost in the war, they remembered the depth of the loss to their grandmothers.

There was an opportunity to learn about the peace petition by Lowri Ifor who had researched the history.

In 1923, 390,296 Welsh women signed a petition calling on countries to resolve any disagreement without turning to violence and war. The women went to house and farm in Wales and Monmouth collecting names. When presenting the petition to the American President, Calvin Coolidge in 1924, the women said

“Our hope and our constant prayer is that our message will be a contribution to the realization of the proud legacy of the world of war.”

This was the spirit of recall at the Galeri meetings.

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