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Remembrance Sunday in Barnet

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Paving stone tribute to Captain Cyril Hubert Frisby with poppy wreaths

Paving stone tribute to Captain Cyril Hubert Frisby with poppy wreaths

In a year when we have marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the 80th anniversary of the start of the Blitz, Remembrance Day has a particular resonance in 2020, and the desire to remember and pay tribute to our Armed Forces and war dead has perhaps seldom been stronger.

But as we approach Remembrance Sunday on 8th November this year, a fundamental priority is to keep our veterans and each other safe. This sadly means our remembrance activities in Barnet will not be taking place as usual, and the Cenotaph service in Whitehall will be closed to the public.

We encourage everyone to pay tribute and ensure no one is forgotten by participating in your own personal moments of remembrance – whether that be watching the Cenotaph service on television or pausing for the two minute silence at 11am in your home or on your doorstep.

Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Caroline Stock, has shared a message to reassure Barnet residents that, despite our tributes being very different this year to keep each other safe, no one will be forgotten:

“While it is deeply disappointing that Barnet’s usual remembrance activities will not be taking place this year, everyone’s safety has to come first. I encourage each of you to join me in ensuring no one is forgotten for the sacrifices made and have your own moment of remembrance whether it’s from your home or your doorstep.

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, and although we will be apart, we will still be united with the nation to pay tribute to the service and the sacrifices of our Armed Forces this Remembrance Sunday.”

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