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THIS SUNDAY. 11.am Silence – 11.02 am Applause
As our fantastic local community came together to clap for carers during the first lockdown, the Echo along with the Mayor of Bridlington Liam Dealtry, the Town Council, veterans and service groups are spearheading a call for a Remembrance Sunday doorstep silence for two minutes – followed by a two minute round of applause – a unique and safe way to pay tribute to ourfallen heroes.
Due to social distancing laws and the month- long lockdown, parades and official gatherings for Remembrance Sunday events have sadly been cancelled.
On November 8th (Remembrance Sunday) we ask that people of all ages stand on their own doorsteps to observe a two minute silence at 11.am. This will be followed by a two-minute round of applause to create a fitting tribute to commemorate this poignant day.
World War Two veteran Cliff Wilson, 93, and his wife of 72 years Mildred, have got right behind the campaign and are urging people to ‘put the area on the map’ by respecting the silence and then clapping for our fallen heroes.
Said Cliff, who lives in Bridlington: “This year, for the first time since I was a child, I won’t be able to attend a memorial service. I normally lay a wreath for the Royal Naval Association during the ceremony – but this year I will be on my doorstep with my wife and observing the silence and then clapping for two minutes.”
“It’s our way to say…We Will Remember Them.”
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