The Connah’s Quay and Shotton Interservices Committee who organise the Annual Service of Remembrance have confirmed that this year’s event will go ahead on Sunday 8th November despite the ‘firebreak’ in Wales.
However, with restrictions in place to try to stop the spread of coronavirus, this years’ service will be very different.
Welsh Government guidelines state that only 30 people are able to attend so the Committee are requesting only those formally invited attend the actual Service of Remembrance.
The actual Service of Remembrance will not be held at the Civic Hall, nor will there be the march to the War Memorial.
Instead, a short service and Act of Remembrance will take place for those invited by the Committee from 10:50am at the War Memorial, including a two minutes silence at 11:00am.
Rather than attend the War Memorial, the Interservices Committee are asking people to stand on their doorsteps at 11:00am to observe the 2 minutes silence, and then at 11:20am hold a one-minute applause for all the Armed Forces, Police, Emergency services, NHS, Key Workers and those that have passed away through the Covid-19 virus.
Once the Service has finished, other organisations and the general public who do want to pay their respects may lay a wreath or poppy cross, but should observe social distancing when doing so.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.