Veterans at the Royal Star & Garter home in High Wycombe commemorated the 75th Anniversary of VE Day with some special celebrations.
During the day, residents joined in with the national sing along of We’ll Meet Again as well as taking part in the Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War Two where they raised a glass and said: ‘To those who gave so much, we thank you.‘ They also observed the two minutes silence and tuned in to see Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Star & Garter’s patron, address the nation.
The celebrations were supported by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, who covered the costs of bunting and goody bags and provided biscuits, cakes and chocolates.
Caley Eldred, Director of Supporter Engagement at Royal Star & Garter said: ‘We would like to thank ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for their continued support of Royal Star & Garter. They really helped the veterans to feel part of the commemorations taking place up and down the country.‘
Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, said: ‘The coronavirus might have made it a little harder to commemorate VE Day this year, but ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has been delighted to partner with Royal Star & Garter to ensure that our elderly veterans could enjoy a celebration.
We want to do our bit to boost morale at this trying time and to help bring a smile to as many veterans faces as possible on VE Day. On 8th May, we remembered the loss of so many who fought for our freedom while also paying tribute to those who serve today.‘
Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia, including men and women who were in active service during the Second World War.
*Source of information : Press release from Royal Star & Garter.