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Update from NALC on Remembrance Sunday

The government has stated through various communication channels that outdoor Remembrance Sunday services at war memorials and local cenotaphs can still take place, but they should be reduced in size and observe strict social distancing. Communal services of remembrance inside places of worship will not be possible due to the new national restrictions. The government guidance on local authority preparations for Remembrance Sunday has not been updated yet, but is due to updated shortly so please do check the latest advice.

Ideas for marking Remembrance Day where regular activities can't take place

To give you a helping hand, NALC has put together a wide range of suggested Covid-safe activities that are inexpensive to create:

Use Zoom, Facebook or another online meeting resource to host an online Remembrance service or activity; set up a community Remembrance forum to discuss different residents' Remembrance stories; create an online exhibition of Remembrance related photos from local residents; do an online interview with a local veteran or someone currently serving to discuss what service and sacrifice means to them and send residents the link and create an online audience.

The Royal British Legion have also have created a virtual field of remembrance where people can virtually plant their Tribute from home, and explore other Tributes made to remember the fallen https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/remember-a-loved-one/fields-of-remembrance

Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 13:15 by Anita Sach

Tags: Remembrance Sunday