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Residents are being encouraged to mark our military veterans on their doorsteps this Remembrance Sunday.
Everyone is urged to stand on their doorstep at 11am this Sunday, 8 November, to observe the national two-minute silence for those who have served our country.
This is in place of the normal Remembrance Sunday services, which take place at cenotaphs and war memorials across the borough.
The collective recognition is a way to bring the community together safely and not impact on the restrictions in place to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in the community.
We have been working with veteran groups across the borough on alternative plans to mark Remembrance Sunday. These include a special video of a virtual ceremony, featuring readings, music and laying of wreaths, that will be posted on our website and social media on Sunday morning.
Veteran Chris Whittle will lay 10 pairs of boots at St Helens Cenotaph to represent the veterans and serving officers of the borough. The boots will be laid at sunrise and removed at sunset.
And we’re also inviting members of St Helens Borough’s Armed Forces Community to post a photo in formal parade dress to create a virtual Remembrance: