Council marks Remembrance Sunday 2020
09 Nov 2020
Horsham District Council’s Chairman Cllr Karen Burgess led a closed wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Horsham’s Carfax on Remembrance Sunday (8 November) on behalf of the people of Horsham District.
She was accompanied by the Bishop of Horsham Ruth Bushyager, Jeremy Quin MP, the Vice Chairman Cllr David Skipp, Cllr Morwen Millson from West Sussex County Council and a representative of the Horsham Branch of the Royal British Legion.
In accordance with government guidelines, the traditional event which would normally take place to commemorate Remembrance Sunday with a live audience and parade was unable to take place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic this year.
Remembrance Sunday was originally conceived as a commemoration of the war dead of the First World War, but after the Second World War, the ceremony was extended to focus on the nation’s dead of both World Wars, and in 1980 it was widened once again to extend the remembrance to all who have suffered and died in conflict in the service of their country and all those who mourn them.
A short service of remembrance was conducted by the Bishop of Horsham Ruth Bushyager.
The two minutes silence, in memory of the fallen, was then observed at 11am.
A blessing marked the end of the service at the War Memorial.
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