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In order to ensure you can safely commemorate Armistice Day this year, we will be streaming a special service online on Wednesday 11 November from 10.50am.

Due to new national restrictions, our annual plans are unable to take place as we look to ensure the safety of everyone involved during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

So this year’s service instead features a pre-recorded Exhortation from the Mayor of Oldham and a recording of the Last Post and Reveille performed by Oldham's Music Centre.

The service will begin with the Last Post played at 11am followed by the two-minute silence and Reveille as we reflect on those who have given their today for our tomorrow.

Please know this decision, made in partnership with the Royal British Legion, has not been made lightly and was done so with the greatest of intentions to keep you and everyone involved safe. 

Watch our service

We will be streaming the service here on this page.

Displays

In addition to this and as part of our efforts to mark the annual occasion, Oldham’s Civic Tower and Oldham Parish Church will continue to be lit up with poppies until the end of Armistice Day on Wednesday 11 November.   

Poppy road markings have also been put down on West Street in the town centre in another mark of respect.

These displays of remembrance pay tribute to those who have given their lives for their country and are a gentle reminder that their sacrifice will never be forgotten – even during these difficult and uncertain times.   

Why not show your support for all the brave men and women who fought for our freedom by displaying poppies in your window.

We've got some templates here to get you started.

British Legion

There are many other ways in which you can commemorate this year’s Remembrance and for plenty of ideas on how to do so, please visit the British Legion website below.

Thank you and lest we forget. 

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