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When is the National Day of Reflection?

Credit: Marie Curie

Boris Johnson is backing calls from the Marie Curie charity for a National Day of Reflection on March 23 –  including a minute’s silence and a doorstep vigil

Huntingdon will join the nation in reflecting on this day. The mayor, Councillor Karl Webb and deputy mayor, Councillor Padrica Kennington will represent the town on Tuesday, observing a one-minute silence on the Market Square at midday. The flag on Huntingdon Town Hall will fly at half-mast and it is hoped that the bells of All Saints’ Church will toll at midday to mark the silence.

That same evening, at 8pm, a doorstep vigil will take place across the country with households encouraged to light up their homes. The town hall and Bloomfield Park’s Bandstand will be illuminated as a mark of respect to remember the many lives lost during the pandemic, and to show support to all those who are grieving. It is hoped that the vigil will create a nationwide ‘beacon of remembrance’ on doorsteps by beaming phones, candles and torches into the night sky.

Source:  Hunts Post