22 March 2022

"When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us" Frederick Buechner

On Wednesday 23 March, the second annual National Day of Reflection will be held across the UK to remember those we have lost over the last two years, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. It is a time for the whole nation to join together in remembering our loved ones.

We all remember loved ones different ways. And there are days when we feel the loss of someone special more acutely, whether it’s on their birthday, at Christmas, a special anniversary or just something small that happens on a normal day. 

The aim of National Day of Reflection is to bring people together in their communities and as a nation, encouraging us to be there for each other during tough times.

There are lots of ways to take part, from joining the national minute's silence at 12 noon, to catching an inspiring online talk (some ideas can be found here).

However, you choose to remember a loved one please join us in celebrating the lives of those we have lost.