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Poppy installation at Hertford Castle

Remembrance Sunday Commemorations in Hertford will be presented differently this year to ensure that everyone within the town and wider community is able to stay safe. We would ask members of the public and organisations not to gather on that morning near the War Memorial, but to honour the lives of those who have served our country, both past and present by observing two minutes silence at 11.00am, from their own home.

You can also take part in Remembrance by drawing a colourful picture of a poppy, or a field of poppies, placing it in your window and posting a photo of their handiwork on social media with the hashtag #ShareYourPoppyWithPride. For those who prefer to colour-in a template or simply print a coloured image of a poppy, these are available here.

The Hertford Branch of the Royal British Legion and Hertford Town Council are still keen for a commemoration to take place within the social gatherings guidelines. A closed service will be held on the morning of Sunday 8th November at Hertford Castle Grounds with a small number of invited attendees only. To ensure numbers are limited there will be no public access to the Castle grounds between 7.30am and 12.30pm.

The community are encouraged to watch this live-stream on Hertford Town Councils Youtube channel. 

The live streamed programme is as follows:

10am Hertford Town Council Remembers

10.45am Remembrance Service 

11.00am Two minutes silence

Councillor Bob Deering said: "We are immensely proud of our Armed Forces and their families past and present. This year's Remembrance Sunday will of course be commemorated, albeit in a different way. With the safety of veterans and residents the number one priority, we are asking people to 'remember from home'. We will hold a small event at the Castle (not open to the public) to honour those who gave up their tomorrows for our todays”. 

Royal British Legion, said: "Acknowledging the wonderful work of the Hertford Town Council, who have organised this year’s closed event with the RBL, John Cutmore, Chairman of the Royal British Legion Hertford Branch, added that he hopes the Hertford community will stay at home on Remembrance Sunday and remember and pay tribute to those who died in service including during the two World wars."

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