Hemel Hempstead’s traditional Remembrance Sunday event will not take place this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) have agreed with the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) that it’s best to move the event – on November 8 – online.
A spokesperson from DBC said: “Remembrance is hugely important in honouring the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, veterans and their families. In light of this, we and the RBL would like to encourage residents to take part in a virtual Remembrance event.
“We would like to invite you to send in your own personal remembrance messages – of up to 30 words – and photographs, which will be compiled in a video and shared through our social media pages.”
Residents can show their support by displaying a poppy poster, or coloured-in poppy on their window.
Cllr Andrew Williams, leader of Dacorum Borough Council, said: “The decision not to proceed with this year’s traditional Remembrance event was a difficult one. However, ensuring public safety and adhering to COVID-19 guidelines has to be our first priority.
“I hope that our residents will embrace the alternative approach this year and take the opportunity to pay tribute to our Armed Forces in this safe, secure way.”
People can send messages and photographs to email@example.com.