5th November 2020
Annual Holybourne Remembrance Service – Saturday 7th Nov 20 at 1100hrs
Delayed and revised Public guidance for Remembrance Services has been adopted to permit Holybourne our private and representative, albeit reduced Service this year. More than ever, as a village, we need to remember those who have been lost and taken from our village as a result of Service for their country, a sacrifice by those who gave their tomorrow for our today. As a community, at a time when again we are enduring more losses across the country, it is right that we should pay our respects to those fallen. This year, not only will we mark 75 years since VE and VJ Days, it is also 100 years since the first Cenotaph Service was conducted.
Please be aware this year there will be no public parade and the road will not be closed. Village representatives are assembling (within the rules) to conduct a reduced Service, for and on behalf of us all. Led by serving villagers, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Alan Titchmarsh and Captain John Fitzpatrick RN will lead our short ceremony, say prayers, observe a 2 minute silence at 1100hrs and lead wreath laying for and on behalf of the community.
Rather than attend in person (any public assembly is not permitted or advised), we have provided representation on your behalf. We ask that where possible, the village may wish to gather at their doors or in private at 1100 hrs on Saturday for 2 minutes, to quietly reflect and pay respect to those lives we have lost. In addition to the usual wreaths we lay, we intend to lay an NHS wreath to thank those in Public Service whom have supported and enabled us all to manage the current pandemic.
For those that wish to reflect privately, we provide the link here to guide your private reflection and memories at such a significant time for the country (thank you Revd Gordon Randall)… Holybourne Remembrance 2020.