Local Member of the Welsh Parliament for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, during Plenary on 13th October asked the Welsh Government how Remembrance Sunday could be commemorated this year given the restrictions in place preventing large gatherings.
Speaking in the Senedd Nick said: “We are now less than a month away from Remembrance Sunday, a date particularly poignant this year with the seventy-fifth anniversary of VJ Day and the powerful memories that survivors still have of that time. Clearly the pandemic and the requisite social distancing make traditional services impossible this year, so what discussions have the Welsh Government had with the Royal British Legion and other interested parties on how Remembrance Sunday is going to be commemorated next month? I think this is a subject that is very close to people's hearts, and they would want to see some sort of commemoration, even if not in the traditional sense.”
Rebecca Evans MS replied: “Thank you to Nick Ramsay for highlighting the importance of Remembrance Sunday and ensuring that this year we mark it in an appropriate way and that we put all of the plans in place to do that. I can confirm that the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government will be making a statement on marking remembrance and our continued support for the armed forces to the Chamber.”