Oliver Dowden – 2020 Comments on Public at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

The comments made by Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 15 October 2020.

This Remembrance Sunday has a particular significance as it marks one hundred years since the Cenotaph was installed. Whilst we will mark this occasion properly, it is with a heavy heart that I must ask people not to attend the ceremony at the Cenotaph this year in order to keep veterans and the public safe. We will ensure our plans for the day are a fitting tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and that our veterans are at the heart of the service – with the nation able to watch safely from home.