They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Those words from the poem For the Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon have echoed around Remembrance Sunday ceremonies for decades.

In a normal year, thousands would be gathered at these services.

They’d be standing shoulder to shoulder, falling silent, remembering loved ones or old pals, and watching the parade with pride.

This is not a normal year, however. And it is with great sadness that because of the pandemic these crowds cannot form on Sunday morning.

Staying apart is the safest thing to do though. And as a community there are still ways we can honour our war heroes and ensure those words above resonate.

At 11am on Sunday, people are being asked to stand on their doorsteps, fall silent and remember.

Our thoughts are with all of the heroes.