This year, on Wednesday 11th November is when we celebrate Remembrance Day. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 many large festivals and grand celebrations for Remembrance Day have been cancelled to follow new government guidelines. Thankfully, there are still ways you can show support from home.

However, before we get onto that, let us talk about what exactly is Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day is when we honour the soldiers that fought for our country along with all the sacrifices and achievements made. In addition to this, Remembrance Day is not just about the soldiers but their families and innocent people that have died, caught in between conflict.

Throughout November it is common to see a red poppy pinned to people's clothing, this symbol is recognised as remembrance and peace. You do not have to wear a poppy, but it does mean a lot to the people you are supporting, any donation, big all small goes along way. Everyone is free to remember in their own way.

In every act of remembrance, we honour the memory of the fallen and pledge to care for the living. We will remember them.

- The Royal British Legion

So how can you celebrate Remembrance Day this year with all of the government guidelines and cities slipping in and out of Tier 2 and Tier 3 lockdowns? Well that is easy, you could:

  • Hold a small remembrance service at home or in your garden, complete with all of the remembrance-tide prayers and poppy decorations.
  • You could create an inspiring piece of art based on the theme of remembrance.
  • Try to get in touch with grandparents or local veterans through zoom or social media and learn their stories.
  • there are many online services celebrating Remembrance Day like at Lichfield Cathedral that lasts all day. (The church is offering a limited attendance to visit the church for a Covid safe morning).
  • You can even stay at home, learn more about the wars and reflect as a way of remembrance.

I hope this has inspired you to plan a small celebration at home. However you celebrate it, please share with us how you spent Remembrance Day this year.

If you want to learn more and support The Royal British Legion click HERE.


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