Remembrance Sunday

Due to the nationwide lockdown, we were not able to observe our Remembrance Sunday commemorations as we would have wished at Kirby Cane, Ellingham and Gillingham on 8 November this year.

It was an immense disappointment and a source of much regret. I was greatly heartened, however, as to the number of people who joined with me in standing at our doors and gates to observe a community-wide two-minute silence to remember the fallen and those injured and affected so adversely by the scourges of war and conflict, both past and present.It was an immense disappointment and a source of much regret. I was greatly heartened, however, as to the number of people who joined with me in standing at our doors and gates to observe a community-wide two-minute silence to remember the fallen and those injured and affected so adversely by the scourges of war and conflict, both past and present.

I was also really pleased to see and learn of how hard our children and school staff have worked in our local schools in engaging with Remembrance Sunday and the issues surrounding it – making poppies, drawing pictures and creating beautiful displays. We should all be very proud of their endeavours.

Thank you so much in playing your part in a meaningful observance of Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day and I’m sure we all look forward to a return to our usual commemorations in 2021.

David Smith

Waveney Valley Podcast

Remembrance Sunday (8 November 2020)