This year, we are not able to hold the usual commemoration events in our villages. Keeping our communities safe is paramount.
Whilst a minister will lay a wreath on Remembrance Sunday at 11:00 in Coxhoe and follow the Act of Remembrance observing two minutes’ silence, we, and many other communities reluctantly are asking you to Remember from Home, and, respectfully, please do not come to our War Memorials at 11:00.
If you wish to pay your respects, we ask people to please stagger visits across the days around Remembrance. We have worked with Coxhoe Village Hall and Coxhoe Primary School to make the poppy display pictured left, at the Village Hall, and the flagpole features a special ‘Lest We Forget’ flag. Thank you to everyone involved.
Instead, please try to display a poster and Remember from your home or your doorstep at 11.00 on Remembrance Sunday.
You may wish to recite the Act of Remembrance at home or on your doorstep at 11:00:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
The Last Post would usually be sounded, followed by a two Minute Silence, which we ask all our communities to observe together. Reveille is then usually sounded, followed by The Kohima Epitaph:
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.
You can download poppy posters from www.britishlegion.org.uk.
Stay Safe, but please Remember.
Lest We Forget.