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Remembrance Day plans

Submitted on 01 November 2021

PRESS RELEASE

Royal British Legion celebrates 100 years as Remembrance Day service returns to Ashby de la Zouch.

Residents in Ashby de la Zouch will remember and reflect on the sacrifices of fallen soldiers at a Remembrance Day service on Sunday 14th November 2021.

Ashby de la Zouch Town Council, North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) and the Royal British Legion, which recently reached the 100-year milestone, are working together on commemorative events that allow residents of the town to pay their respects safely.

Whilst Ashby will be able to remember those that sacrificed their lives with a physical event this year, measures will remain in place to reduce the risks of COVID-19. These measures include an outdoor service to encourage spacing between visitors and a Facebook Live stream for those that feel safer watching the event from home.

The town of Ashby de la Zouch will mark Remembrance Sunday with an open-air service on the Bath Grounds starting at 10.30am. The order of service will largely follow the traditional pattern, with two minutes silence at 11.00am and the laying of a small number of symbolic wreaths.

Councillor John Coxon, Leader of Ashby de la Zouch Town Council, said: “Remembrance Day is a chance to reflect and remember those we have lost, and to show our gratitude to those that are serving in conflicts around the world. I am very pleased that the town will be able to mark Remembrance Sunday by holding a service in a safe and social-distanced way on Ashby Bath Grounds.

“Many of you will want to support the return of a physical event this year, and we’ll be encouraging attendees to remember those fallen safely by keeping their distance and only attending if they feel well enough to do so. Anyone with symptoms or who simply feels safer at home, can watch the event by tuning into a live Facebook stream on the day.”

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To donate, visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal

 

 

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