National Day of Reflection

A National Day of Reflection will take place on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 which is also the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown. More than three million people have been bereaved since then.

The campaign is spearheaded by end of life charity Marie Curie and the day will give communities a moment to remember, grieve and celebrate anyone who has died during this time and show support for those who are grieving. The minute of silence will be at 12 midday and, at 8.00 pm people are encouraged to light up their doorsteps as a "beacon of remembrance".

The Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Duncan Kerr said "This pandemic has affected every city, town, village and community across the country. The National Day of Reflection is an opportunity to remember those who we have lost and to care for those who are grieving. We also pay tribute to those in the health and care sectors along with teachers, police and many others who have overcome so many challenges during the last year. Town Council staff will be observing the minute silence and St Oswald's Parish Church will be lit. At some point in the near future we will be planting a commemorative tree in Cae Glas Park which we hope will offer an opportunity for people to reflect and to remember when they visit."

Monday 22 March 2021

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