Stay at home for Bedworth Armistice
Published on Tuesday, 10th November 2020
Bedworth residents will be able to see Wednesday’s Armistice Day wreath-laying ceremony from their own homes.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the usual Armistice Day Parade which always takes place on the 11th day of the 11th month has been cancelled.
To ensure everyone’s safety, Remembrance leaders are asking people to remember our fallen heroes from their doorstep and to view the small-scale ceremony online.
It will be streamed live on Bedworth Armistice Day Parade’s Facebook page.
This follows both Nuneaton and Bedworth’s Remembrance wreath-laying ceremonies being streamed on Sunday, 8 November, with more than 16,000 views.
Ken Whitehead Bedworth Armistice Day Parade Chairman, said:
“While we regret the Parade is not going ahead this year, we are pleased to know that people will be able to watch the small-scale ceremony from the comfort of their own homes.
“We would urge people to stay at home on Wednesday, 11 November and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Bedworth is the town that never forgets and we hope as many people and possible take time out to remember.’’
To mark the start of the two-minute silence in Bedworth, there will be a siren sounded across the town and once a second siren has sounded to mark the end of the silence, residents are asked to pay their respects by taking part in a special applause. The traditional poppy drop is also expected to take place.
Councillor Julie Jackson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:
“While it is hugely disappointing that Bedworth’s traditional Armistice Day has been cancelled, we are pleased that the ceremony will be streamed.
“We hope as many people as possible will watch the Armistice Day ceremony and we were delighted that we received some 16,000 views of Sunday’s Remembrance wreath-laying ceremonies in Nuneaton and Bedworth online.
“Bedworth is the town that never forgets we would advise everyone to stay safe this year and remember at home.’’
There will still be a national moment of two-minute silence at 11am, which people are being asked to honour from home.
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