11 November 2020

A reminder of this event from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission tomorrow.

A Remembrance Like No Other

The events of 2020 will be long remembered as the Coronavirus pandemic has affected so much of our daily lives, and this weekend saw our first socially-distanced Remembrance Sunday.

Under normal circumstances, Armistice Day, the eleventh of the eleventh, is usually a time that we get together to bow our heads. We look down. We pay our respects to the men and women from across the Commonwealth who sacrificed their lives in the two world wars for our freedom.

But this year is different. This year, at 7pm (UK time), we’re asking you to look up to the skies to remember all 1.7 million of those who gave their lives.

From 6.30pm on 11 November 2020, we will be broadcasting live from our sites around Great Britain, looking to the stars to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the two world wars. Click on the button below at 6.30pm tomorrow to join us on our Facebook page to partake in this unique act of remembrance.

Click here at 6.30pm on 11 November 2020 to join Shine On: CWGC Live Special

Read about Remembrance Sunday 2020

On 8 November 2020, we paused for a Remembrance Sunday like no other. At our sites across the world, people remembered in isolation, gathering in ones and twos, in households and in bubbles, to pay their respects to those that made the ultimate sacrifice and fought for our freedoms in the two world wars.

Name a Star in Remembrance

Click here to visit our virtual night sky and name a star after someone who died in the two world wars. Every star in our virtual sky is a tribute to a fallen individual. Search the night sky to see who is being remembered.

Support our Work

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage and educate people – especially the young – with the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and the inspiring stories of the men and women who died whilst fighting in the two world wars.

Copyright © 2020 Commonwealth War Graves Commission, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7DX


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.