All over the country, events on Remembrance Day, this Sunday, will be very different from usual. Lockdown restrictions prevent us from attending large gatherings this year, but all of our councillors will be taking time, as usual, to remember those who lost their lives in various conflicts over the years.
The Birley Ward Councillors have proudly supported various projects in the past to commemorate the sacrifices of those who died and they are all members of the Frecheville Branch of the Royal British Legion.
These include the rededication of the trees of remembrance on Heathfield Road in 2014 and the installation of a bench at Frecheville Community Centre in 2018.
In addition, during her year in office as Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox supported veteran’s organisations across the city as they commemorated the 100 years anniversary of the First World War.
We hope you will join us, at least in spirit, in remembering the sacrifice of so many on Sunday.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Councillor Bryan Lodge.
Sheffield City Council will be posting an online ceremony on YouTube and Facebook. The council reports, “The reimagined event which will consist of a short wreath laying and act of remembrance accompanied by one Bugler, will be filmed and will be available on our Youtube channel, Sheffield Council, and shared on Our Sheffield on Facebook at 11am on Sunday 8 November and again on Wednesday 11 November.”