Remembrance events information

Remembrance events information

A picture of a poppy being held

Residents are being asked to stay home on Remembrance Sunday this year and find other ways to honour those who served and sacrificed themselves in the line of duty.

Many services and parades have been cancelled or scaled back in line with government guidance on social distancing.

If services are being held, they are likely to be invite with churches broadcasting what is happening on social media, along with other tributes.

Two churches in the district have confirmed their plans for Remembrance events. Whetstone Baptist Church will broadcast on Sunday 08 November from 9am. Watch on YouTube. Blaby Congregational Church, Sunday 08 November, and you can watch on their Facebook page.

Local churches in the district will also have information about the events they will be hosting.

The Royal British Legion has shared alternative ways for residents to commemorate Remembrance Day, including:

  • Creating a remembrance space in your garden by planting plants that have a connection to Remembrance
  • Using Zoom, Facebook or another online meeting resource to host an online Remembrance service or activity
  • Creating an online exhibition of remembrance related photos from residents that schools or others could use to discuss local remembrance activities

Full details of information and resources can be found on the Royal British Legion website.

Covid-19 has also meant that the Legion’s 2020 Poppy Appeal has had to go online, but families can still get involved by downloading and colouring in a Remembrance Poppy to display in their window as a show of support.