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Veterans at a care home in High Wycombe commemorate VJ Day and the end of WWII

| August 18, 2020

Margaret raises the Union Flag for VJ Day at the High Wycombe Home. (Image supplied by Royal Star & Garter)

The 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day and the end of WWII has been marked by veterans at a care home in High Wycombe.

The residents at the Royal Star & Garter’s home in Hughenden Avenue, High Wycombe participated in a series of commemorative events on Friday 14th August 2020 and on VJ Day itself, Saturday 15th August 2020.

The residents also took part in the national events marking the 75th anniversary, including a two-minute silence at 11.00am on VJ Day, before toasting the conclusion of the war.

Royal Star & Garter Director of Care Pauline Shaw said: ‘WWII played such a massive part in the lives of the residents we care for.

Many of them served during the conflict, while others who were too young to serve remember it vividly. It is fitting that, 75 years after Japan’s surrender, they were able to pay their respects and celebrate the end of the war.

Royal Star & Garter is a charity which provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

*Source of information : Press release from Royal Star & Garter.

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