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Remembrance Day 2020

13 October 2020

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Remembrance Day 2020

Woodbridge Town Council, the Woodbridge Branch of the Royal British Legion and our local clergy jointly organise the public service held on the Market Hill on the Sunday nearest to November 11th, in order that townsfolk can pay their respects to those who served, and those who fell, on Remembrance Day.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and Government restrictions the usual parade, service and act of Remembrance will not take place this year. Instead, a condensed civic party will lay wreaths at the bandstand in Elmhurst Park, forming the of Act of Remembrance on Sunday 8th November.

Whilst members of the public are welcome to attend this event, space surrounding the bandstand outside of the area to be roped off for dignitaries, will be limited. To ensure social distancing we are therefore encouraging people to ‘Remember at Home’, as well as continuing to support the Poppy Appeal.

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal

We would also encourage individuals or members of local groups and organisations to still purchase a wreath from the Royal British Legion (Woodbridge branch) and lay this at the War Memorial in your own time.

Local churches will conduct their service for Remembrance in their own church and not as part of the Act of Remembrance in Elmhurst Park.

Your understanding and co-operationis greatly appreciated in these difficult times, and we hope to return with a full service on the Market Hill next year.