Published: 02 November 2020
Monmouth has always taken such pride in honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in both World Wars and more recent combat by holding a Remembrance Sunday Service. Whilst this year’s will look quite different, Monmouth is committed to ensuring that this day is marked with the greatest of respect.
This year, Remembrance Sunday is on 8th November and, therefore, the “firebreak regulations” will still be in force. The First Minister has confirmed that organised Remembrance Sunday events will be an exception to the rules, however, there will still be very strict parameters put in place to ensure the safety of everyone in the town.
It is for this reason, that there will be no parade or church service this year and instead a small wreath laying ceremony will take place for invited guests only at the War Memorial.
Monmouth Town Council cannot stress enough the importance of the residents of Monmouth adhering to the “firebreak” rules and not attending this service. Whilst we know so many people wish to pay their respects, it is vitally important to the safety of everyone that only the invited guests attend.
Instead, we have arranged for the wreath laying ceremony and the blessing from Rev. Dack to be live streamed so that all residents can watch the ceremony from the safety of their own homes whilst still adhering to the rules. To access this live stream, which will start at 10:30am on Sunday 8th November 2020 please search for Monmouth Praise! on YouTube or click on this link https://youtu.be/JZFnRYPt3aI .
We thank the residents of Monmouth for co-operating in these difficult times.
We will remember them, together, safely.