This year's Remembrance Sunday moves online

The council is encouraging the local community to come together and pay their respects from home this year, as Remembrance Sunday in Welwyn Hatfield is commemorated online.

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A 25 minute video including readings, prayers, hymns and wreath laying, that would usually feature as part of the borough council's organised services, will be  pre-recorded and streamed 'live' on the council's website and on their facebook page on Sunday 8 November from 10.40am.

Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Roger Trigg, said:

We are so pleased that we have been able to preserve this community act of remembrance in these challenging times. Although we're not able to physically gather together, this video will enable Welwyn Hatfield residents to come together in spirit and remember all the courageous men and women who have fought for our country, with many paying the ultimate sacrifice.

The council's Armed Forces Covenant Champion, Councillor Glyn Hayes, said:

Remembrance Sunday in Welwyn Hatfield is a deeply personal event for many in our community who have lost loved ones in conflicts past and present around the world. In that respect, this year's Remembrance Sunday will be no different from any other year. It will once again be a time to reflect, remember and honour the memories of our service men and women, giving thanks to our armed forces.

In the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday, the council will also be featuring Stories from the Front on their facebook, twitter and Instagram pages, highlighting Welwyn Hatfield's involvement in the two world wars.

The Remembrance Sunday video can be viewed on the council's facebook page @welwynhatfield and also on the council's website: www.welhat.gov.uk