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Remembrance 2021: Services held at Royal Star & Garter’s Homes

Veterans at Royal Star & Garter have commemorated Remembrance.

Services took place at the charity’s three Homes on Armistice Day (11 November), while on Remembrance Sunday (14 November), Royal Star & Garter representatives attended the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on Whitehall.

Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia, and has Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe.

The Armistice Day services at the Homes featured readings from staff and residents, wreath-laying and the two-minute silence at 11am.

At High Wycombe, Padre Flight Lieutenant Chrissie Lacey from RAF High Wycombe delivered the service, which also featured a bugler playing The Last Post and Reveille. Residents later enjoyed mulled wine and snacks.

In Solihull, residents painted poppies to decorate the Home, and took part in other Remembrance arts and crafts activities. Its Armistice Day service also featured music, readings, wreath-laying, and a standard bearer and bugler, with residents later enjoying sherry at the Home’s bar. A small number of residents attended the Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade at St Alphege’s Parish Church, and laid a wreath at the war memorial.

At Surbiton, veterans made tissue paper poppies in the run-up to Remembrance, before paying their tributes at their Armistice Day service.

This Remembrance, Royal Star & Garter has focused on the unwavering dedication and service of the Armed Forces through the decades. The Conflict Never Stops campaign looks at the invaluable role residents have played in serving their country. It features veterans from WWII all the way up to the Iraq War.

Royal Star & Garter is welcoming new residents. For more information, life in our Homes, or to work for the charity, please go to www.starandgarter.org

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