Due to the current 2 week lockdown which will be in effect on Remembrance Sunday we’re all being asked to remember from home the many sacrifices made by past and present armed forces personnel and their families in order to protect us.
There will be no parade in Wrexham this year, and only a very small closed service at the RWF memorial at Bodhyfryd – limited to a handful of key people, including representatives from the Royal British Legion and armed services.
We’re hoping to live stream this event so you can join in from home or you can tune into the service from the Cenotaph in London which will be broadcast by the BBC.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the greatest peacetime challenges this country has ever faced, and the need to keep people safe and observe government guidelines means there won’t be an open public service or parade in Wrexham this year.
“However, that doesn’t mean we can’t remember those who’ve suffered and given their lives in conflict, and I’m asking everyone in the county borough to take part in a two-minute silence from their doorstep.
“Please don’t be tempted to just turn up at Bodhyfryd. The message from Welsh Government is clear…we all need to stay at home during the two-week lockdown if we want to help Wales get on top of the virus, reduce pressure on the NHS and save lives.
“We may not be able to come together this year…but together, we can still ‘remember them.”
Ant Metcalfe, Wales Area Manager for the Royal British Legion says:
“Whilst it is deeply disappointing that Remembrance events will be different this year, we understand that the decision has been taken to protect the health and well-being of all involved.
“The public can all still play a part in ensuring Remembrance Sunday is appropriately marked and the Royal British Legion are encouraging people to participate in their own personal moment of remembrance – whether that be watching the national Service of Remembrance on television or pausing for the two minute silence at home or on their doorsteps.”
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