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Remembrance Day 2020

Published on 03 November 2020 08:29 PM

Sunday 8 November is Remembrance Day, marking the end of the First World War and honouring those who have lost their lives in conflict.  It is an emotional time of year and is very important to many to be able to pay their respects to those who have served in the forces.  For the first time, the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London will be a closed ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In Croydon, the normal Service of Remembrance, which is held at Fairfield Halls or Croydon Minster, will be replaced by a pre-recorded service, with contributions being recorded separately. It will then be released on Sunday 8 November on the Mayor’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

We can still remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice by honouring the national moment of silence at 11am from our own homes and doorsteps, but please remember to observe social distancing.

You may like to watch the service at the Cenotaph which is expected to go ahead with representatives of the Royal Family, the Government and the Armed Forces, and a small representation from the Commonwealth, other countries and territories, all laying wreaths.  This will be broadcast nationwide on BBC One, Sky and ITV.

You may also like to make a poppy to display in your window as a sign of your support for the occasion.  You can download a poster here.