The National Remembrance Service is normally held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday in November. Serving representatives of all the Armed Forces, veterans and their family members attend the parade to remember lost comrades and lay wreaths in their honour. Blind Veterans UK attends every year with over 100 of our blind veterans joining to march at the Cenotaph.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the risks posed, the government has decided that the annual Remembrance Sunday March past the Cenotaph will not take place this year. This decision has been taken based on expert advice to protect the health and wellbeing of those who would have been travelling to and participating in the event.
However, through our charity’s pioneering spirit, one of the things we’ve learnt this year is how to connect our blind veterans in new ways.
Therefore, Remembrance this year will be a new way of our veterans coming together to remember and commemorate our fallen.
We will be connecting as many as possible on both Remembrance Sunday and on 11 November to do exactly this.