Wirral residents are invited to commemorate Remembrance Sunday online this year as the borough acts to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.
For almost a century people have gathered at war memorials across the peninsula to remember all those who have been lost or injured in conflict and to give thanks for their sacrifice. But the global pandemic has meant that Wirral – like communities across the UK and beyond – has had to cancel all of its outdoor Remembrance Services and parades.
Residents are instead being asked to pay their respects from home on Sunday 8th November by watching two special recordings which will be available on the Wirral View website just before 11.00am on the day.
The two pre-recorded videos show:
- A Service of Remembrance from Birkenhead Priory which includes coverage of a two-minute silence, reading of The Kohima Epitaph, prayers and a blessing. The Mayor and Mayoress are joined at the service by local representatives including Members of Parliament, local Councillors, The Royal British Legion and local army reserve units.
- Footage of wreaths being laid at Wirral’s 12 main outdoor war memorials by local representatives and members of the armed forces community, including the Mayor of Wirral, veterans, children, local army reserve units and the relatives of fallen servicemen.
Fo rmore information please visit Wirral View.