Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, many traditional Remembrance Day Services, parades and wreath laying ceremonies have been scaled down or cancelled. In light of the Covid19 new lockdown restrictions that came into effect on 5 November 2020, Marlborough Town Council took the difficult decision to cancel the already scaled-down plans for Remembrance Sunday.
Like many other brass musicians throughout the country, Phoenix Brass would have been led the Remembrance Sunday Parade and played at the town’s Service of Remembrance on Sunday. However, due to the Covid19 restrictions this was not possible.
Notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, Anthony Palmer helped the villagers of Froxfield, home of Phoenix Brass, to pay their respects at a short service to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflict in service to their country.
Anthony, accompanied by David Watson, Musical Director, and joined by local villagers all at a social distance, played The Last Post and Reveille and observed the 2 minute silence by the War Memorial in the grounds of All Saints Church, Froxfield. A wreath was laid by Colonel Toby Till MBE.
Afterwards, Anthony performed The Last Post and Reveille outside Froxfield War Memorial Hall.