Armistice Day 2019

Nov 11, 2019

This year marked the 100th Armistice Day held, the first being the 11th of November 1919 when the first ever two minutes silence was held to remember those who sacrificed their lives and died for their country.

Many of our Homes commemorated this auspicious occasion, all in different, interesting ways:

At Brantley Manor, residents were treated to a lovely performance by the Digby Military Wives as well as a very poignant and interesting talk from a member of the RAF Bomber Command Center who also led their 2 minutes of silence.

On Remembrance Sunday, Beechy Knoll hosted a special commemorative afternoon of tea and cakes which was enjoyed by all who attended.

The Laurels were fortunate enough to be able to interview one of their own residents who served during WW2. The story was so interesting and inspiring, thank you for sharing!

Residents at The Knights visited the local Ashton Gardens cenotaph to partake in a service and pay their respects to the fallen soldiers.