Remembrance Sunday 2020

Each year, we remember those who lost their lives in combat by holding commemorative events in their memory on Remembrance day, often also referred to as Armistice Day or Poppy Day.

This year, Remembrance Sunday falls on Sunday 8th November. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the way in which we are able to honour those who died to protect our freedom and democracy will be shaped very differently.

This year’s National Service of Remembrance in Westminster has been closed to members of the public. Instead there will be a closed doors ceremony attended by representatives of the Royal Family, the Government and the Armed Forces. The ceremony has been especially adapted to accommodate social distancing. The traditional march past the Cenotaph has also been cancelled.

Lest we forget

The British Legion are imploring people across the nation to ensure they still mark Remembrance Sunday by taking part in remote and socially distanced activity, such as live streaming or watching the service on television and observing the traditional two minute silence at 11am.

Although the events around Remembrance Day may be different this year, we will honour and remember those who died serving their country.