https://vimeo.com/437679173 On Wednesday, July 8, please join us online to hear from Luc Ferier of the Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation. Luc will share how the Foundation has discovered previously unknown documents showing the diversity—and the respect and unity—that thrived during World War I. Personal diaries and letters found in English, French, Urdu, Arabic, and Farsi are yielding many heartwarming accounts of soldiers from various faiths standing shoulder to shoulder in battle.
Fighting ceased at the end of World War I – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – and November 11th became Veterans Day honoring all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This year Luc Ferier of the Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation will present fascinating untold stories of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the First World War. PRESIDIO.GOV Veterans Day Interfaith Service
This re-imagined Service of Remembrance commemorates all who have died in armed conflict and raises up the hope of peace. Following 2018’s centenary of Armistice Day, this service has evolved from its Anglican heritage to express the international and inter-religious ties we share in both war and peace. Our guest preacher Luc Ferrier, author of The Unknown Fallen, gives voice to the lesser-known Muslim battalions who served among the Allies in World War I. With military band and bagpipes.
Talk by Luc Ferrier, who chairs Forgotten Heroes 14-19 - the umbrella group for the Muslim Experience - says: "If the world really wants to reach out to the international Muslim community, then they need to know the enormous contribution these people have made, fighting a war none of their making. "Only by recognising and honouring the global Muslim sacrifices, not only these of the British colonies, we are reaching out to them and saying a genuine thank you".