The Bridge for Heroes Remembrance Day
- By Elaine Bird
- 11 November 2020
- King’s Lynn
Despite the Lock-Down in England on 11th November 2020, The Bridge for Heroes, a Military Charity with headquarters in Clough Lane, King’s Lynn, were determined to remember and honour the sacrifice made by all men and women who gave their lives on behalf of the Country in all conflicts throughout the world.
A small group of Veterans and others, observing a strictly controlled social distance, gathered at the entrance to Clough Lane to lay a wreath at the silhouette of Private Tweedy, a local man who gave his life in 1917 in a Flanders Field; he was 19-years of age.
A 2-minute silence was held at 11 O’clock, which mirrored the service held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, was followed by the wreath laying ceremony. Mike Taylor, the Bridge for Heroes CEO stated that “it is of enormous importance that the sacrifice made by millions of men and women and, in many cases, children is not forgotten. The Laying of a wreath on Remembrance Sunday in honour of the fallen is extremely important to veterans and serving members of the armed forces, together with the families and loved ones of those lost. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”.