PRESS RELEASE & PHOTO OPP: Sunday 8th November 2020
Service time: 10.55am with wreath laying at approximately 11.05am
Remembrance Sunday in Arundel
“Uniting to Remember from home”
Arundel residents and people across the country are being called on to commemorate this year’s Remembrance Day from home.
On Sunday 8th November Arundel will pay their respects and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during wartime..
Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, is held annually in the UK to mark those who have died in service.
Held on the 11th November, the day of the First World War armistice in 1918, Remembrance Sunday is observed on the second Sunday in November , with a two minutes silence traditionally held at 11am.
With restrictions imposed in light of the coronavirus pandemic the traditional Remembrance Day services will be very different and significantly scaled down this year.
On Sunday 8th November, a small service will take place within Arundel giving the opportunity for invited representatives of local organisations to lay wreaths.
Although it may not be possible to physically attend a memorial service, people are being encouraged to pay their respects to those that bravely gave their lives by standing on their doorsteps for a two minute silence at 11am.
Arundel Mayor, Cllr Tony Hunt, said “Though Remembrance Day will take a different form this year, we will all have the opportunity to honour those whose sacrifices have secured our freedom and protected our way of life. It may also cause us to reflect on how resolutely previous generations faced their darkest hours, which may comfort and encourage us in 2020”.
Poppies are on sale in a covid-compliant way, on the cobbles in Arundel Town between 24th October and 7th November, 10.00am – 1pm
The Royal British Legion’s 2020 Poppy Appeal has this year also gone online giving the opportunity for people to show their support remotely through virtual poppy runs, posting poppies to those unable to leave their homes and downloading and colouring in remembrance poppies to display in their windows as a sign of support.
To get your poppy visit www.poppyshop.org.uk
The Royal British Legion has also shared alternative ways to commemorate Remembrance Day that focus on a range of opportunities for reflection, including getting involved in online commemorations, personal reflections or activities at home, including creating a remembrance space in your garden.
For more information and resources visit www. britishlegion.or.uk
Images: – Images show Arundel Cenotaph and poppies
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