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Remembrance Sunday Update for Local Councils

Remembrance Sunday:

The Royal British Legion have updated their website with the following information on Remembrance Sunday activities:

Remembrance ideas for 2020

As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, it may be necessary for individuals and communities to consider new ways of performing Remembrance activities, whether at Remembrancetide or any other time of the year.

To give you a helping hand, we've put together a wide-range of suggested Covid safe activities that are inexpensive to create:

  • Hold a small Remembrance service in your garden.
  • Create a Remembrance space in your garden by planting plants that have a connection to Remembrance.
  • Use Zoom, Facebook or another online meeting resource to host an online Remembrance service or activity.
  • Set up a community Remembrance forum to discuss different residents' Remembrance stories.
  • Create an online exhibition of Remembrance related photos from local residents that schools or others could use to discuss local Remembrance activities.
  • Do an online interview with a local veteran or someone currently serving to discuss what service and sacrifice means to them. You could send people the link and create an online audience.
  • Open an online book of Remembrance that family, friends and others can sign as a mark of Remembrance.
  • Write letters of Remembrance to veterans or serving personnel.
  • Useour Remembrance education activities to help children learn about Remembrance.
  • Create your own Remembrance art piece using our teaching resources – children and families could be asked to display something in their window like the rainbows for the NHS.

The Royal British Legion have also have created a virtual field of remembrance where people can virtually plant their Tribute from home, and explore other Tributes made to remember the fallen.

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Remembrance Sunday