Remembrance 2020

#LestWeForget

Remembrance events traditionally take place at War Memorials up and down the country on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, but this year they were sadly cancelled to comply with Coronavirus guidelines. Instead, and in partnership with Legion Scotland, the events were recorded and broadcast via our Facebook and YouTube channels. These can be viewed below.

Although we could not be together in person, we came together in spirit to observe the Two Minute Silence and to ensure the memories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice live on.

Remembrance Sunday - 8th November 2020

In Edinburgh, a closed national service of remembrance was held at the Scottish National War Memorial within Edinburgh Castle. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and the people of Scotland by the Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, Frank Ross, and the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, respectively.  Senior representatives of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force were also amongst the wreath laying party, which totalled only 22 people due to social distancing requirements and the numbers permitted within places of worship.

 

Armistice Day - Wednesday 11th November 2020

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them.

Please watch our Virtual Service of Remembrance from Armistice Day 2020 below.


 

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"Coronavirus cannot cancel remembrance, but public safety is paramount."

 

Dr Claire Armstrong, CEO, Legion Scotland.