Remembrance Sunday - Sunday 8th November 2020
Remembrance Sunday is one of the most important events of the year when we come together to commemorate the British and Commonwealth military and civilian service men and women who have served for their country in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
In previous years, the day has been marked with a procession from St. James' Church to the Cemetery in Pound Road, followed by a Remembrance Service. Mindful of the risk posed, the Parish Council has agreed with St James' that this will not be possible this year. While the Parish Council intends to honour the fallen by laying a wreath at the Lych Gate, members of the public are urged not to attend in order to comply with social distancing measures and ensure public safety.
Richard Allen, Chair of Hemingford Grey Parish Council, said
"It's with a heavy heart that we've made the decision not to commemorate Remembrance Sunday in a way that many of us would like to this year. However, I would encourage everyone, from the safety of our own homes, to stand at 11am for the two minutes silence to remember and reflect on the sacrifices that were made by so many for us all."
For anyone wishing to pay their respects privately, TIME TO REMEMBER an interactive alternative form of Remembrance will be available in the churchyard between the 7th and 15th November 2020.
Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 10:18 by Kim Loader