Remembrance Sunday 2020

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Speaking this morning [Sunday 8 November], Mr Jack said:

Remembrance Sunday holds a special place in our hearts and in our national life. This year’s Remembrance Sunday will feel very different, with the covid pandemic meaning that we will be unable to gather together to remember as we traditionally do.

But we must not let these essential restrictions stand in the way of us paying our respects.

I know people in Scotland, as they will across the UK, will still take the time to think, to reflect, and to give private thanks to all those who have served and fallen. We will, individually, take a moment to recognise the sacrifice of all those who have given their lives protecting our country.

Even in these difficult and unprecedented times, we will remember them.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic the normal public events for Remembrance Sunday cannot take place this year.

Today [Sunday 8 November] Alister Jack will make a series of private visits to war memorials in Dumfries and Galloway. He will lay a wreath at each and pay his respects. UK Government Minister for Scotland David Duguid will represent the UK Government at a private Legion Scotland event in Edinburgh.

The Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland a proud supporter of Poppyscotland. Our London headquarters, Dover House on Whitehall, will be illuminated in red from Friday 6 – Wednesday 11 November in support of their fundraising drive.

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