“We will remember them” – Chris Elmore MP honours our fallen servicemen and women
Ogmore MP Chris Elmore will be pausing to remember and honour our servicemen and women on a very different Remembrance Sunday this year.
As England re-enters a form of national lockdown in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual march past the Cenotaph in London and other memorial events around the country will not take place.
Instead, the Royal British Legion are encouraging people to mark the important day with remote or socially distanced Remembrance activity, either by watching the closed ceremony that will take place at the Cenotaph or pausing for the Two Minute Silence at home or on their doorsteps.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“Remembrance Day is an incredibly important date in our calendar. It’s a day when we come together to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, those who fought for Britain in her darkest days in two World Wars, and all those since who have given so much in service.
“This year, Remembrance Day is also an opportunity also to recognise the importance of our Armed Forces in their incredible mobilisation in support of the Covid-19 pandemic. As key workers, they’ve undertaken new roles driving ambulances, building the Nightingale Hospitals, and manning testing sites. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude and I will be proud to recognise their efforts on Sunday”.
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