Remembrance Sunday
A service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Hull.

Remembrance Day parade cancelled for 2020

The Remembrance Day Parade, due to take place on Sunday 8 November, has been cancelled.

The event is unable to take place in its usual format due to the Covid-19 lockdown, however Hull City Council is working with the Royal British Legion to ensure that the millions who lost their lives in the First World War and subsequent conflicts are honoured.

A service and wreath laying will take place on Wednesday 11 November for a small number of invited guests.

In the absence of many of the volunteer poppy sellers, the Royal British Legion are selling poppies via their website, and have a downloadable poppy poster to print and display in a window.

Members of the public are also encouraged to stand on their doorstep to take part in a two-minute silence at 11am, Sunday 8 November as part of a campaign from the Daily Mirror, backed by the Royal British Legion.

Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for leisure and culture said: “It has been a year of cancelled events and unfortunately, the Remembrance Day parade is no different.

“I understand that many will be disappointed, however I believe people recognise why we have been unable to hold it.

“We have worked closely with the Royal British Legion to ensure this important event is marked in an appropriate way as far as we are permitted to at this time.”

Members of the public are welcome to lay wreathes and wooden crosses at the Cenotaph at a time to suit them.