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How to take part in Remembrance this year

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day will be a little different this year, but there are still lots of ways you can get involved while following social distancing guidelines. 

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Pause for the Two Minute Silence on your doorstep

With many unable to take part in Remembrance services and events this year, you can still play your part from home and take part in a moment of Remembrance by observing the Two Minute Silence at 11am from your doorstep.

Pause for the Two Minute Silence on your doorstep

With many unable to take part in Remembrance services and events this year, you can still play your part from home and take part in a moment of Remembrance by observing the Two Minute Silence at 11am from your doorstep.

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Although the traditional March Past the Cenotaph didn't take place on Remembrance Sunday, a National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph still took place.

The closed ceremony saw representatives of the Royal Family, the Government and the Armed Forces lay wreaths at the Cenotaph.

If you missed the ceremony you can still watch a recording of events from the Cenotaph on our Facebook page

 

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Virtual Field of Remembrance

During these challenging times it’s important that we still join as a nation to remember the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces. That's why we’ve created a virtual Field of Remembrance where you can leave a personal tribute.

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Virtual Field of Remembrance

During these challenging times it’s important that we still join as a nation to remember the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces. That's why we’ve created a virtual Field of Remembrance where you can leave a personal tribute.

Post a tribute

BFBS Radio Remembrance Special

To help replicate some of the connections our community have lost at this time of year, we partnered with BFBS to deliver a morning of memories and shared stories from across the Armed Forces, past and present.

Catch up on the Access All Areas show from Remembrance Sunday here.

Although we are unable to stand side by side in Remembrance this year, the broadcast brought together veterans and serving people across generations to reflect on what Remembrance Sunday means to them. 

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Festival of Remembrance

This year's Festival of Remembrance was pre-recorded in October due to Covid-19 and featured an interview with Captain Sir Tom Moore, as well as tributes from TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Festival of Remembrance

This year's Festival of Remembrance was pre-recorded in October due to Covid-19 and featured an interview with Captain Sir Tom Moore, as well as tributes from TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

You can see highlights from the Festival in our Twitter feed from the evening and on our Facebook page.

You can also watch the Festival of Remembrance on BBC iPlayer until 7 December 2020.

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What we're remembering this year

In the year that marked 75 years since VE Day and VJ Day, we are celebrating the contribution of every member of our Armed Forces who stepped up to defend our way of life then, and those who continue to do so today, whatever the threat.

Whether it be watching the Remembrance Service on television, or pausing for the Two Minute Silence at your doorstep or front window, we are encouraging people to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces in new ways. 

To show your support for the Armed Forces community you can download a Remembrance Poppy poster to display in your window this Remembrance Sunday

You can also check out our list of other Covid-safe activities and teaching resources to help you get friends and family involved in Remembrance this year. 

 

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