Remembrance Sunday 08 November 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and current lockdown, Bridgwater Town Council have had to review this year’s Remembrance event, along with our partners, the Bridgwater Branch of the Royal British Legion, Avon and Somerset Police and Sedgemoor District Council.
Every year there is an overwhelming number of people who attend in King Square to remember, honour and pay their respects to those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our lives.
Due to safety of those involved in the Remembrance event and the wider public that would attend, Bridgwater Town Council will not be organising an event as has happened in previous years. A small private wreath laying by the Mayor along with other local civic dignitaries and two-minute silence will take place at an undisclosed time to remember, honour and pay respects to those who have sacrificed themselves for our future. Photos of this private event will be uploaded onto social media and the town council’s website.
The public can pay their respects from the safety of their own homes and when Big Ben strikes eleven o’clock the nation will still come together in two minute’s silence to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. You will be able to watch the live broadcast on BBC One, Sky News and ITV and you can join the country to pause and remember from home with some suggestions on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport website.