|Hertsmere remembers the fallen|
|Remembrance Sunday organisers are urging people to observe the two-minute silence at home as new national restrictions come into force in the ongoing battle against Covid-19. |
Though many ceremonies and services which were due to held this Remembrance Sunday (8 November) and Armistice Day (11 November) have been cancelled following the government’s announcement that the country would be moving into tighter restrictions, a nationwide two-minute silence will still be held at 11am on Sunday.
The silence will honour all those who have given their lives in conflicts across the globe over the past 75 years and remember key workers who have sacrificed their lives in the ongoing battle against Covid-19.
Members of the public are being encouraged to observe the silence at 11am in their homes or on their doorsteps. Other Covid-safe activities which could help mark the day are: Holding a small Remembrance service in the garden. Creating a Remembrance space in the garden with plants that have a connection to Remembrance. Creating a Remembrance art piece, which could be displayed in windows like the rainbow for the NHS. Poppy posters are available to download for a donation via the Royal British Legion’s website here https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate For more information about Remembrance Sunday go to www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance.
An Armistice Day video featuring Hertsmere’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Anne Swerling, is available to view here https://youtu.be/X5GC0W5j6yE.
The Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant recognises the sacrifice and commitment that our armed forces make to protect the country and its people.
The covenant aims to support anyone leaving the service and looking to settle in Hertfordshire; reservists living in the area or anyone with any other connection with the armed forces.
Businesses can also pledge their support by signing a Corporate Covenant. Visit the Hertfordshire Heroes website for more details www.hertfordshireheroes.org