Bracknell Town Remembrance 2020
Remembrance Day and Armistice Day will still be honoured across Bracknell but in 2020 it will be commemorated in a different way. People are still being encouraged to pay their respects but to do this from home in order to protect the health and wellbeing of all residents.
“Sadly there will be no official parades or services taking place this year. Bracknell Town Council is working closely with the Holy Trinity Church and the Royal British Legion to mark this important event safely” said Councillor Gill Birch, Chair of the Community Events Working Group.
Bracknell Town Council will be sharing a virtual Remembrance event which will include the laying of wreaths at The Bracknell War Memorial with other dignitaries and a short service at Holy Trinity Church. This will be broadcast on Sunday 8th November on social media whilst the Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Sanjeev Prasad, will lay a wreath at the Church of St Michael and St Mary Magdalene in Easthampstead.
Bracknell Town Mayor, Councillor Michael Titheridge said “We are extremely proud of our Armed Forces both past and present. We will share our event online where we are safely paying our respects to those who sacrificed so much. Everyone will have the opportunity to pay their respects over Remembrance weekend, but please follow the Government guidelines and we encourage you to do this from home if possible.”
If you would like to be involved on social media, use the hashtag: #BracknellRemembers
You can watch the Bracknell Remembrance event on this link from 11am on Sunday 8th November 2020
You can watch the Remembrance Church Service on this link from 11.15am on Sunday 8th November 2020
With thanks to:
Videographer Stewart Turkington www.stphotos.co.uk
Editor Toby Spencer
Bracknell MP James Sunderland
Bracknell Forest Mayor Cllr Ash Merry
Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Michael Titheridge
RBL Chairman Ian Webb
Rev’d Malcolm Chalmers
Holy Trinity Church Bracknell