We Will Remember Them
Remembrance Day fell on Sunday 14th November. It is a day in which we take the opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms during wars passed. As always, our homes took the opportunity to engage in a number of activities to honour those fallen and commemorate the occasion. At Hempstalls Hall Care Home, brave resident Eric wore his war medals with pride and joined the rest of the home in observing a two-minute silence. Afterwards, residents took the time to listen to Eric relay his experiences from serving his country. Well-being and Activities Co-ordinator, Lorna Rowley, said, “I think we can all agree that Eric was very brave speaking out about his experiences this afternoon.”
At Horse Fair Care Home, staff and residents gathered around their stunning memorial display, which had been specially set up in the home’s garden. Furnished with a poppy wreath and the silhouette of a soldier, those involved observed a two-minute silence. At Acer House Care Home, resident Vicky has been busy knitting hundreds of poppies in honour of the centenary of The Royal British Legion for the last year. During the lockdown period, Vicky decided to do her bit and get involved, and she managed to knit over 300 poppies altogether, which sat displayed in the home’s foyer for all to see. Her extraordinary efforts were even acknowledged by the local press, who featured her story in their newspapers.