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Remembrance 2020

Poppy Wreath

Remembrance 2020

Tower Hamlets Council is asking residents to mark Remembrance Sunday on 8 November in a way that protects the veteran community and supports social distancing.

Due to Covid-19, and the need to protect the health and wellbeing of residents and the public, Remembrance Sunday events in Tower Hamlets will be closed or by invitation only.

The Royal British Legion is also encouraging people to unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifices of the Armed Forces community from around Britain and the Commonwealth.

The public are encouraged to take part in remote or socially distanced Remembrance activities, whether that be watching services on television or pausing for the two-minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Day, Wednesday 11 November, in the home or on the doorstep.

Suggestions to get involved in Remembrance include closing your laptop, muting your phone and pausing for a two-minute silence.

Residents can also decorate their windows with poppies to pay their respects.

The Union flag will be raised and a short wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Town Hall, Mulberry Place on 11 November with key council leaders in attendance.

Council officers and members of the public are being advised to observe the silence at their desks or in their homes.

Visit the council website for information about War Memorials in the borough.

Posted on Tuesday 3rd November 2020