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      Lest we forget ...
 “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.” – Laurence Binyon
Our Society has a proud history.
W e live our lives with what we regard as great values and the normal challenges we face, we face with
dignity and integrity and not for a moment do we truly worry.
Most of those challenges do not threaten our very existence.
Yet, at two significant times in our 150 year history, there has been a call upon our members, far beyond the norm.
That call was beyond the comfort zone that we have in our modern times been used to, and it was a call that very few of us can begin to comprehend.
Many of our brothers responded to that call, and during the years of 1914-18, and again 1939-45, they left their pens, they left their warm desks, and they joined in a fight that was so important to win.
“...they left their pens, they left their warm desks, and they joined in a fight that was so important to win.”
They may, or may not, have thought about the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants during those years in the trenches, and during the hardships they would certainly have suffered. They will have endured experiences that we cannot even imagine, and many of them gave, on our
behalf, the ultimate sacrifice in order that we might continue to pass on their collective values to our future generations.
Our Society, and more specifically,
our other members, have recognised the most noble and worthy contributions that our fallen members have made, and we
have made good efforts to remember and remind both ourselves and our future generations of their names.
The Society created two memorial boards of the names of all who gave of themselves in those two conflicts, and it is with the greatest pride and utmost emotion that we, in this special anniversary year, are able to confirm that those special memorials are now going to find a permanent home.
Thanks to the combined efforts of our current President, Andrew Lovelady, and Nick Ledingham, our fellow Committee member (and former Chair of the Chester and North Wales Society, who is also the Hon Treasurer of Liverpool Parish Church) and the Rector of Liverpool, Reverend Canon Dr. Crispin Pailing, Rector of the Parish Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Liverpool, we can today announce that a permanent place has been found for these very special and touching boards.
Rev. Canon Dr. Pailing has agreed that they can be hung within the Church and share their rightful place alongside the memorial plaques from other Liverpool Institutions and Professional Bodies.
So, in this special 150th anniversary year, one that juxtapositions the end of the Second World War of 75 years ago, there is a warm numerical symmetry that we have found a home for the memory of our never to be forgotten brothers
of the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants.

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