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Remembrance Evening 2018

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On Thursday 8 November, (7.30-9.00pm) we had an ‘Evening of Remembrance’, held in conjunction with the Dilton Marsh Historical Society. The focus was to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The evening featured WWI war film footage, songs, readings of poetry and war diaries. Colonel John Lewis (Serving officer and Chairman of SASRA Council) spoke on the how the message of the Bible has been of help to the military over the years. He brought some rare seventeenth century soldiers’ Bibles with him from the days of Cromwell’s New Model Army. Bibles were issued to soldiers in World War One. SASRA ensures that military personnel continue to receive a copy of the Word of God. The gospel message of Jesus laying down his life for sinners is one that resonates with people who may be called upon to sacrifice their lives for comrades and country. Refreshments were served afterwards, giving people who attended an opportunity to chat and have a look at the World War One memorabilia and displays.