Our President, General Sir James Everard, will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, on behalf of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and all the regimental and corps charities and associations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Remembrance Sunday march past the Cenotaph will not take place. We recognise that this will be deeply disappointing for all those in the regimental and corps charities and associations who were due to take part. The decision was taken by the government, based on expert advice, to protect the health and wellbeing of all involved.

The government-led Remembrance service at the Cenotaph will go ahead as a closed ceremony. For the first time, our President, General Sir James Everard, will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and all the regimental and corps charities and associations. He says:

“On Remembrance Sunday we come together as a nation to commemorate the courage and the sacrifice of those men and women of the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who died in the service of their country in conflicts, past and present. To this purpose it is an honour to lay a wreath, not only on behalf of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity but all the regimental and corps charities and associations.”

Despite the changes this year, we would encourage people across the nation to support The Royal British Legion’s plans to ensure that Remembrance Sunday is still marked appropriately by taking part at home – either by watching the service or pausing for the two-minute silence at home or on your doorstep.

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”

 

— Laurence Binyon

 

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