Remembrance Sunday 2020

Sunday 8th November 2020 

Every year the nation unites to make sure that no-one is forgotten and to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and in light of the risks posed, the annual Remembrance Sunday March Past the Cenotaph will not take place this year.

We recognise this will be deeply disappointing for all who were due to take part and it is not a step that has been taken lightly. This decision has been taken by the Government based on expert advice to protect the health and well-being of those who would have been travelling to and participating in the event.

The Government led Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph will continue to go ahead as a closed ceremony. It will be broacast live on BBC One from 10.15am on Sunday 8 November as representatives of the Royal Family, the Government and the Armed Forces lay wreaths at the Cenotaph. You will also be able to watch a live stream of events from the Cenotaph on our Facebook page

Despite the changes this year, we are encouraging people across the nations to ensure Remembrance Sunday is still marked appropriately by taking part in remote and socially distanced Remembrance activity, whether that be watching the service on television or pausing for the Two Minute Silence in their home or on their doorsteps.