Poppies flourish in Shirley for Remembrance - The Solihull Observer

Poppies flourish in Shirley for Remembrance

Solihull Editorial 14th Nov, 2023   0

CREATIVE masterpieces made in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country have been on show in Shirley.

Residents at Solihull Retirement Village joined forces to create a Remembrance Island for Armistice Day (November 11).

The workshop at the Village has been a hive of activity with silhouettes of soldiers being cut out along with personalised crosses to commemorated loved ones who served during the two World Wars and more recent conflicts.

Residents also got their creative minds at work with recycled bottle tops turned into poppies and made small hearts similar to those First World War soldiers made.

A special service was held on Saturday (November 11) where a poppy wreath was laid in honour of all those who have served in the armed forces, past and present and the last post was played by Solihull Retirement Village’s chef.

A spokesperson for Solihull Retirement Village said: “As we are located by Shirley’s Poppy Island we wanted to create our own Remembrance Island at Solihull Retirement Village.

“Many of our resident have very important and moving stories to share and creating Remembrance Island gave them opportunity to express themselves in this beautiful and moving display”

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