The Lady Colgrain, Lord-Lieutenant of Kent and The Queen’s official representative in the county, has issued this message for Remembrance Sunday, November 8, 2020.
Our acts of remembrance will be very different this year.
Sadly, lockdown will curtail attendances at many planned ceremonies across Kent and Medway.
However, the restrictions this year should in no way diminish our will to remember.
To remember the sacrifice of millions who fell in the service of their nation in two world wars and many other conflicts to this day.
To remember the military and service personnel from Kent who laid down their lives in the cause of freedom.
To remember our Armed Forces serving around the world, and the civilians who support them.
To remember our frontline workers in the pandemic who once again face further challenges as the country goes into a second lockdown.
Members of the Lieutenancy are attending ceremonies across the county on Remembrance Sunday (November 8). They will lay wreaths and underline the Lieutenancy’s wholehearted support for the Royal British Legion and families of those who died in the service of their country.
Following Government guidelines, Remembrance ceremonies will only be held outdoors and maintain social distancing.
Although these events will be smaller and shorter than in past years, they will be no less heartfelt as we in this frontline county honour and salute the memory of the men and women who have served, and those who serve today.