A virtual Book of Remembrance has been set up by the Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire to help people mourn the loss of their loved ones.
The county has been severely affected due to the current pandemic and because of the lockdown and self-distancing many families have not been able to mourn the people they’ve lost because of the coronavirus or other diseases.
Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss CBE CStJ said: “As many people have been denied the possibility of mourning during lockdown, it is hoped that the word about the book will spread and people of all faiths and none may feel inclined to write a message to a lost loved one – whether as a direct result of COVID-19 or otherwise.
“I am indebted to some of the DLs for their support for this project as well as that of Clarence House who gave permission for us to use the video message from HRH The Prince of Wales.”
The Lord Lieutenant is also planning to lead remembrance services and events in Hertfordshire to honour the memories of those who died during the lockdown, but these will only take place when it is safe to do so.
To access the Book of Remembrance visit lord-lieutenant-herts.org.uk/remembrance/