Residents urged to mark Remembrance at home

Published Tuesday 3 November 2020

Residents across the district are being asked to stay home on Remembrance Sunday this year and find other ways to honour those who served and sacrificed themselves in the line of duty.

Many services and parades have been cancelled or scaled back in line with Government guidance on social distancing and in view of the national lockdown beginning on Thursday (5 Nov).

Poppy appeal at harborough market 2020

The Market Harborough Remembrance parade will NOT be happening this year.

There is a poppy stall at Harborough Market on Wednesday (4 Nov), until the lockdown begins. By Saturday (31 October) the poppy stall at the market had raised a staggering £3,500 for the Poppy Appeal.

The Royal British Legion has shared alternative ways for residents to commemorate Remembrance Day, including:

  • Creating a remembrance space in your garden by planting plants that have a connection to Remembrance
  • Using Zoom, Facebook or another online meeting resource to host an online Remembrance service or activity
  • Creating an online exhibition of remembrance related photos from residents that schools or others could use to discuss local remembrance activities

Full details of information and resources can be found on the Royal British Legion website.

Covid-19 has also meant that the Legion’s 2020 Poppy Appeal has had to go online, but families can still get involved by downloading and colouring in a Remembrance Poppy to display in their window as a show of support.

Pictured: Stewart Harrison Chairman of the Market Harborough branch of the Royal British Legion and family at the market poppy stall