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Remembrance

Remembrance honours those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.

We unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth.

To help you plan your Remembrance activities this year, we've put together a 2020 Remembrance overview.

Allied prisoners of war celebrating their liberation from Changi Jail, Singapore © IWM (CF 712)

What we're remembering this year

In 2020 we pay tribute to the men and women of the Second World War generation, and to those of today’s, who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. We remember the collaboration of the Commonwealth and Allied nations who stood shoulder to shoulder then to secure our freedom and the communities coming together today to protect us all.

Join us in remembering

What we're remembering this year

In 2020 we pay tribute to the men and women of the Second World War generation, and to those of today’s, who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. We remember the collaboration of the Commonwealth and Allied nations who stood shoulder to shoulder then to secure our freedom and the communities coming together today to protect us all.

Join us in remembering

More about Remembrance

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. 

Remembrance 2020

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