BROXBURN AND UPHALL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 2020
Due to the current situation with Covid 19, the Broxburn and Uphall War Memorial Group, acting on guidelines from The Royal British Legion, have sadly decided not to hold a Remembrance Service at The War Memorial, on Remembrance Sunday. This is for the safety of our community, especially the elderly, who usually attend.
Recent restrictions state we are NOT PERMITTED to hold a parade, have a band playing, singing or have an organised group of people gather in one area.
HOWEVER, The Royal British Legion and the War Memorial Group, are keen to ensure that as many people as possible are able to remember and pay their respects in their own way.
The Broxburn and Uphall War Memorial is open and available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people to lay a wreath or have a moment of quiet contemplation. On Remembrance Sunday, there may be more people than normal attend. If you choose to attend on this date, can you please maintain social distancing to keep everyone safe.
The Royal British Legion are encouraging the wider public to take a moment at home on their doorstep on Remembrance Sunday and on the 11th of November at 11am for the two minutes silence.
However, and where ever, you choose to remember, can you please take a photograph or short video. These can be posted on the new Broxburn and Uphall War Memorial group on Facebook, so that others can see that we have taken the time to remember. These may also be used by The Royal British Legion or W.L. Council.
Pictures can be posted at: www.facebook.com/groups/643585119648072/
We are also acutely aware of the potential catastrophic impact the restrictions could have on this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal so we urge you all to support the Appeal utilising the various new digital methods that Poppyscotland have introduced. You can make a donation via their website, where you can also Donate, Download and Display a poppy at home - www.poppyscotland.org.uk.
Although we are devastated we cannot gather in our normal way, we can join as a nation in heart and spirit to pay our respects.
Broxburn and Uphall War Memorial Group