As this year’s National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) is unable to go ahead in Lincoln due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a virtual event on Sunday 27 September.
A video will be released online at 3pm that day, which officers can access via the website nationalpolicememorialday.org. Officers are being asked to post messages and photos on the Tribute Wall ahead of the day.
In the event leaflet, Memorial Day coordinator the Reverend Canon David Wilbraham said: “Sadly, current circumstances mean that we cannot physically gather in the way we usually would to mark National Police Memorial Day and that is hugely regrettable, not least for those of you who attend year-on-year to share memories and support each other.
“However, we remain committed to our NPMD on Sunday 27 September. You may choose to join family, friends, and colleagues to watch the service in a socially distanced gathering, or you may watch it in your own homes in quiet reflection.
“Significantly, we will join as a nation to pay our respects and remember the officers who gave us their all from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales.
“We look forward to us being together, albeit virtually, for NPMD 2020.”
Officers can show their support on social media by lighting a virtual candle.
In addition, National Police Memorial Day, the Police Memorial Trust and the Police Roll of Honour Trust have jointly produced a specially minted ‘Challenge Coin’ for 2020, to honour the memory of fallen officers. There is also a JustGiving account if officers would like to donate to NPMD.
Date posted: September 9, 2020