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Hertfordshire Police Federation

Federation to observe minute’s silence

23 March 2021

Hertfordshire Police Federation will be observing a minute’s silence at midday today as part of today’s National Day of Reflection.

The day, organised by the end of life charity Marie Curie, comes a year to the date that Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the first national lockdown as part of efforts to control the spread of Covid-19.

Since then 126,000 people have lost their lives.

“It is important for us to remember those who have died during the pandemic but also for us to show their families that they are not forgotten,” said Geoff Bardell, chair of Hertfordshire Police Federation.

“I hope as many people as possible will observe the minute’s silence at 12 noon.”

There will also be a short remembrance service at Force Headquarters at midday.

And people are being encouraged to take part in a ‘beacon of light’ at 8pm by standing on their doorsteps or at their windows while shining a light from a candle, torch or mobile phone.

The Federation is encouraging those who have dealt with bereavement, at work or at home, to reach out for support if they need it. The Federation can provide access to organisations offering tailored support.

 

 

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