Veterans’ home in Solihull marked Armed Forces Day in style - The Solihull Observer

Veterans’ home in Solihull marked Armed Forces Day in style

Solihull Editorial 5th Jul, 2020   0

RESIDENTS at Royal Star & Garter in Solihull took part in a special flag-raising ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day.

On Saturday June 27, the home in Tudor Coppice raised the flag to mark the special day, which was the culmination of Armed Forces Week (22-27 June).

Other residents paid tribute by taking part in a salute for all those who have served in the military.

They also enjoyed a garden concert from vintage vocal harmony group Boogaloo Babes, before tucking into cupcakes, ice cream and champagne, while observing social distancing.

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

Andy Cole, the charity’s chief executive, said: “Armed Forces Week is an important time for us and our residents. It is an opportunity to give thanks for the sacrifices our servicemen and women have made, and continue to make, for our country.”

A Royal Star & Garter resident added: “During this difficult time, it’s really nice that we can still come together to pay tribute to the British Armed Forces.”

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