Because of lockdown, this year's service was very low key and was not advertised. The normal programme was followed but with no hymns or prayers, no programmes and no refreshments in Foundation House afterwards. Much of it had been pre-recorded by our Mayor, Adrian Moss. The Veteran speaking was Bernard Dacombe and the Young Person was a girl called Olivia.
Nevertheless, quite a few turned up to listen and pay their respects and several wreaths were laid. Poppies were available along with Donation Boxes for the Royal British Legion. As always, the Works siren marked the beginning and end of the two minutes silence, although you had to listen very carefully as it is hard to hear at this distance.
The wreath-laying was led by Cllr. Norman Miles representing Milton Keynes Council, followed by our Mayor and Yvonne Galuszka laying a tribute from our Twin Town Ploegsteert in Belgium. Other wreaths were from the Churches Together in Wolverton, the Western Front Society, First Wolverton Scout Group, Bletchley Park, Rotary Club of Wolverton and Stony Stratford, Inner Wheel Club of Wolverton, Wolverton Freemasons, Stanton Lodge. The service ended with us all saying together the famous words of the Kohima Epitaph: “When you go home tell them of us and say, “for your tomorrow we gave our today”.