The Union Jack at Banbury town hall flies at half-mast in support of National Day of Reflection

The Union Jack at Banbury town hall flies at half-mast today (Tuesday March 23) in support of the National Day of Reflection.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 10:36 am
The Union Jack at Banbury town hall flies at half-mast today (Tuesday March 23) in support of the National Day of Recognition.

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.

A minute of silence at 12 noon will be observed. 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.”