A different way to remember our fallen heroes – Remembrance Day – Sunday 8th November 2020

A different way to remember our fallen heroes – Remembrance Day – Sunday 8th November 2020

Traditionally the Town Council would be working closely with the Didcot Branch of the Royal British Legion to confirm the plans for Remembrance Sunday. However, in this extra-ordinary year, and in line with ongoing restrictions due to the covid 19 virus, the Town Council and the British Legion have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's parade. Didcot residents, organisations and local groups always support this important occasion by turning out in numbers. It is a wonderful opportunity to come together as one to recognize the great sacrifices made for us by previous generations. But this support also means that we cannot guarantee the safety of those who wish to pay their respects by attending the parade and the memorial. We know this will be disappointing for so many of you – but the need to keep everyone safe and free of this deadly virus – must take precedence. We very much hope that life will be more "normal" by next year.

The Didcot and District Royal British Legion's President, Duncan Boscott, conveys deep regret that this joint and difficult decision between the Town Council and The Royal British Legion has been necessary:

"Even though the Civic Remembrance Parade and Service cannot take place this year to enable the townspeople of Didcot in person to honour the fallen, veterans and those affected by World War One and World War Two, and Conflicts since, it is so important to remember nationally on Remembrance Sunday. Please take time on Sunday 8th November to remember. They are not and will never be forgotten."

In the meantime there are ways that you can all hold your own personal commemorations. The Didcot Town Council website will detail some further ways to remember and there is more information on the British Legion website. Please visit: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/things-to-do/events

Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:00 by Admin Assistant

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