Veterans at a home in High Wycombe marked Remembrance with services and poppy making.
A service was held at the Royal Star & Garter home in High Wycombe to mark Remembrance Day on Monday 11th November 2019 during which the Last Post was played and a two minute silence and the laying of poppy wreaths took place. The service marked the culmination of a fortnight of events and activities at the charity’s three homes around the country.
Veterans from the High Wycombe and Surbiton homes also attended the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
Residents at the Royal Star & Garter home in High Wycombe made felt, tissue and knitted poppies, while other residents created the flower using their thumb prints. The Remembrance Day service was led by Padre Flight Lieutenant Chrissie Lacey.
Royal Star & Garter Chairman, Major General Tim Tyler, said: ‘Our residents have served, and many have loved ones and friends who served or are serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. So Remembrance has special significance for them and they take pride and comfort in participating in the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, local parades and the services in our three Homes. We all have a duty never to forget the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and their families who have served this country.‘
Further information about Royal Star & Garter can be found on their website at https://starandgarter.org/our-homes-and-care/life-in-our-homes.
Details of Royal Star & Garter’s 2019 Remembrance Appeal can be found at https://starandgarter.org/remembrance/.
*Source of information : Press release from Royal Star & Garter.