Residents urged to remember the fallen from home

Residents are being urged to remember those who sacrificed their lives in two World Wars, and conflicts since, from the safety of their doorsteps.

Coronavirus cases continue to rise across our district and restrictions to help stop the spread of the virus mean remembrance events will have to take place differently this year.

Wychavon District Council has issued advice to local organisers to help them plan this year's events which will be small, socially distanced and invite-only.

Residents are being urged to stay away from war memorials between 10.30am and 11.30am on Remembrance Sunday (November 8) and Armistice Day (11 November) when these services may be taking place.

Instead people are being urged to shows their respects by standing on their doorsteps at 11am on both days to join in the national two-minute silence.

If anyone wants to lay a wreath or poppy cross on a war memorial then they are encouraged to do so at other times to suit them between 6 and 11 November.

Organisers of some remembrance services will be live streaming them over social media. Please check locally, or further down this page, for details. Messages will also be posted on Wychavon's social media accounts on the day.

People are also encouraged to print off the official poppy picture from the Royal British Legion website and display it in their window, in return for a donation to the charity.

Droitwich artist Rosie Philpott has also produced some posters that can be coloured in. You can download them from this page and you are encouraged to donate to the Poppy Appeal if you do. Poppies can also be bought online.

Cllr Richard Morris, Armed Forces Champion for Wychavon District Council, said: "All of us want to pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much for us, especially as this year marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. This year we will have to do that differently as we fight an enemy of a very different kind to the one our troops faced.

"I urge everyone to print out the official poppy picture - or download one of Rosie Philpott's and colour in their own - and display them with pride. We want as many people as possible to get out on to their doorsteps at 11am, and from a safe distance, remember our fallen."

Download the official poppy poster

Download remembrance coloring in pages from Rosie Philpott

Details of local remembrance services

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Read about remembrance arrangements in Evesham

Read about remembrance arrangements in Droitwich

Read about remembrance arrangements in Pershore

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