National Day of Reflection
Published: 23 March 2021
The Union Jack at Banbury town hall will fly at half-mast today (Tuesday) in support of the National Day of Reflection.
The event, proposed by end of life charity Marie Curie, recognises the anniversary of the first UK coronavirus lockdown.
The charity describes the day as an opportunity to reflect on the nation’s collective loss, support those who've been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.
The procedure is a minute of silence at 12 noon. Then at 8pm there will be another one-minute silence and residents are being asked to stand outside with a light – a candle, a torch, phone – to remember those who have died and to show support for those who have suffered a bereavement.
Leader of Banbury Town Council Kieron Mallon said: “This day of reflection gives us a chance to remember the loss of life and show support for others.”