A service marking Armistice Day at the National Memorial Arboretum is being streamed online.

Coronavirus restrictions means the national centre for remembrance at Alrewas is having to find alternative ways to mark the date.

It comes after the Remembrance Sunday service was also live-streamed from at the arboretum.

A spokesperson said:

“Thousands of people participated in our virtual Act of Remembrance from the safety of their homes, joining us to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by Armed Forces personnel on behalf of our country.

“We estimate that the virtual audience exceeded the largest crowds we have ever seen at the arboretum for our Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

“These virtual events are a fantastic new route for people to engage with remembrance and we hope that we will welcome an even larger audience when we will broadcast our Armistice Day service.”

National Memorial Arboretum spokesperson

The live feed below begins at 10.30am:

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

One reply on “Armistice Day service at the National Memorial Arboretum to be streamed online”

  1. The poignancy of this strikes me this year. We remember all those who gave their lives to defend this country, sacrificing their todays for our tomorrows. The contrast with the behaviour of so many during the current pandemic couldn’t be more noticeable. We have been asked to temporarily sacrifice a small amount of personal freedom and comply with measures to limit infection, but so many selfish people can’t even manage that. I think this brings shame on our country and dishonours the memory of all those brave people in times gone by, not to mention the people lost to COVID and the majority of people in this country who are doing their best to protect others.9

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