Our friends over at the Bridges shopping centre are ensuring traditional acts of remembrance can still take place this year, despite current restrictions. Here’s how the Bridges Sunderland are commemorating Remembrance Day…
In the run up to Armistice Day, on 11 November, Royal British Legion poppies will be on sale at the centre’s Walworth Way mall, near Primark and Bodycare.
Those visiting the centre will also be able to see a genuine military WW2 jeep, which is on display in the mall near Bodycare.
On Sunday, 8 November, at 11am precisely, the shopping centre will fall silent for two minutes as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives in the great war as well as all conflicts since.
Staff at the centre and visitors who are at the Bridges at the appointed time will be asked to stand in silence to remember those who died.
“Every year, like people and organisations across the UK, we pay our respects to those who have died,” said Karen Eve, Centre Director at the Bridges.
“So many charities are struggling this year caused by soaring demand for support and lost fundraising income due to the pandemic.
We want people to know that they can still buy their poppies here and mark the occasion, as they normally would do – in safety.”