Leicester Mercury

Stay at home for Remembranc­e Day

- Britishleg­ion.org.uk/get-involved/ remembranc­e

RESIDENTS of Charnwood are being asked to stay home on Remembranc­e Sunday and find other ways to honour those who served and sacrificed.

On Sunday, November 8, a small service attended by invite only will be held at the Carillon Tower, in Queen’s Park, Loughborou­gh.

It will be led by the Rev Wendy Dalrymple, chaplain, Royal British

Legion Loughborou­gh Branch. A small number of guests will attend.

To comply with social distancing measures, Queen’s Park will be closed to the public that morning, until after the service.

Members of the public can watch the service live on the borough council’s Facebook page, and photos from the service will be published across social media.

There will be no service or event at Queen’s Park on November 11 to commemorat­e Armistice Day.

Mayor of Charnwood Councillor David Snartt said: “It is a shame we cannot all come together to commemorat­e Remembranc­e Day.

“It is important we give our thanks to all who served and died for our country and honour those who are actively serving – and even more important that we do so from the safety of our own homes.

“I hope we will be able to come together next year on Remembranc­e Sunday and share a two minutes silence for all our heroes.”

The Royal British Legion has suggested alternativ­e ways for residents to commemorat­e.

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