Lockdown 2: Honouring Leeds' fallen on a different kind of Remembrance Day

This year the act of remembrance looks set to be very different as we honour those who gave their lives to protect others.

By Laura Collins
Saturday, 7th November 2020, 6:00 am
And the words of poet Laurence Binyon will be more poignant than ever to those whose lives have been lost this year in a different battle. Picture: Shutterstock
And the words of poet Laurence Binyon will be more poignant than ever to those whose lives have been lost this year in a different battle. Picture: Shutterstock

Our veterans will not file through the city’s streets and congregate at the war memorial on The Headrow to pay their respects to their fallen comrades.

And there will be no pomp and grandeur as the bugle sounds The Last Post in front of the great and good.

Instead, this year will be a time for quiet reflection in our homes and on our doorsteps as we come together as a collective to remember the valiance of others.

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It is also a time to say thank you to those Armed Forces who continue to serve Queen and country today - and their roles have been especially challenged during this unprecedented year.

And the words of poet Laurence Binyon will be more poignant than ever to those whose lives have been lost this year in a different battle: “At the going down of the sun and in the morning.

“We will remember them.”

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