Remembrance Sunday in Wyre

Wyre Council is encouraging residents to observe a doorstep two minute silence on Remembrance Sunday (8 November) to remember those that fought for our country.

In line with national restrictions on numbers at events and restrictions on households mixing, the decision has been taken to prohibit large-scale events to mark these occasions in Lancashire.

Despite the changes this year, the council is encouraging residents to ensure Remembrance Sunday is still marked appropriately by taking part in remote Remembrance activity, whether that be watching the service on television or pausing for the two minute silence in their home or on their doorsteps.

Wyre Council will be airing a pre-recorded virtual remembrance service which will be led by the Reverend George Ayoma for residents to have their own Remembrance service at home.

Councillor David Henderson, Leader of Wyre Council comments: “This year we would like to encourage our residents to mark these occasions in a different way, to keep our community safe.

“On Remembrance Sunday the usual commemorative services will not be taking place in Wyre and we suggest that residents instead join us from their homes in a doorstep two minute silence at 11am.”

Residents are also encouraged to lay wreaths from 1 November to help spread out visitors to our memorial sites.

The Marine Hall in Fleetwood will also be lit red to honour the day.

You can make a donation to the Royal British Legion online at: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate