Due to the government’s second national lockdown Remembrance Sunday this year is set to be a very different occasion as Services and Acts of Remembrance are changed but ‘we will remember them.’ There is no large gathering intended, but there will be a short commemoration at the Memorial at 1pm on Sunday where representatives from each organisation will lay their wreaths.
We appreciate that many residents will want to take part in an act of remembrance and we would ask you to do this by standing on your doorstep for the two-minute silence at 11am on Sunday 8th November and, or on Wednesday 11th November. Earlier in this extraordinary year, we stood on our doorsteps to clap for the NHS, so let us stand together again to show our thanks to those who died for us.
To allow members of our community to have their own act of remembrance the church service, which cannot be in the church due to the lockdown, will be held at 6pm on ZOOM. To access this go to the front page of the Burton Dassett Church website.
There are other ways we can remember and show our appreciation to those who gave their lives for us. Here are some ideas that others across the country will be doing.
Paint a poppy on a pebble and lay it at the war memorial anytime leading up to 11th November.
The Royal British Legion are encouraging people to download, print, colour and display a poppy in a window in return for a donation. It would be lovely to see lots of poppies displayed around the villages, if you are interested please follow the link to their website.