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Remembrance Sunday

Published on Monday, 18th October 2021

Council sets out plans to mark Remembrance Sunday

Councillor Alan Waters, leader of the city council, said: “Sadly, there has been a great deal of very misleading information circulating about the city council’s plans to proudly mark Remembrance Sunday so I wanted to firmly set the record straight. Several months ago, when we considered the kind of event we could confidently organise and stage for Remembrance Sunday we were still living with Covid restrictions. At the time we agreed we would hold an annual act of remembrance outside the War Memorial – a monument which was refurbished at the cost of £2.6m in 2010 thanks to funding secured by the city council.

“This year we will be having a similar event to the one we had last year – a ceremony which will be dignified and respectful while also being mindful of the current uncertainties we’re continuing to live through.

“Our scaled back version for this event is very much in keeping with what we’re doing with our other events for 2021 – all of which have been scaled down while we continue to recover from the pandemic.

“Our plans for Remembrance Sunday include holding a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial, led by the Lord Mayor with invited guests present. The ceremony will be recorded and broadcast on our Youtube channel to allow people to view it afterwards. Following the act of remembrance, the Lord Mayor, councillors and senior officers will be attending the Service of Remembrance organised by Norwich Cathedral. Any other parties who wish to lay a wreath at the War Memorial in their own act of remembrance are very welcome to do so.”