We have agreed with the Hemel Hempstead branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) that the traditional Remembrance Sunday event will not go ahead this year, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Remembrance is hugely important in honouring the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, veterans and their families. In light of this, we and the RBL would like to encourage residents to take part in a virtual Remembrance event.
We would like to invite you to send in your own personal Remembrance messages (of up to 30 words) and photographs, which will be compiled in a video and shared through our social media pages. Messages and photographs can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also show your support by displaying a poppy poster, or coloured-in poppy in your window. Poppy posters and colouring templates are both available to download from the British Legion website.
Poppies can also be purchased from the Poppy Shop on this website.
On Remembrance Sunday (8 November), you can join in the two minutes' silence at 11am from your doorsteps.
Cllr Andrew Williams, Leader of Dacorum Borough Council, said: "The decision not to proceed with this year's traditional Remembrance event was a difficult one. However, ensuring public safety and adhering to COVID-19 guidelines has to be our first priority. I hope that our residents will embrace the alternative approach this year and take the opportunity to pay tribute to our Armed Forces in this safe, secure way."