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Veterans remember family and comrades on Armistice Day

Sarah Mason 11th Nov, 2020

VETERANS remembered friends, family and fellow comrades on Armistice Day at the Royal Star and Garter Home in Solihull.

Despite nationwide restrictions put in place to tackle the pandemic, a socially distanced service took place at the Monkspath Hall Road on November 11.

A bugler stood outside the Home to perform The Last Post and Reveille during the service as the two-minute silence was observed.

In the lead up to Armistice Day residents at the home, which cares for veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia, transformed plastic bottles into poppies, and took part in other poppy crafts.

On Remembrance Sunday (November 8), veterans watched the annual service at the Cenotaph on TV. The charity was unable to have residents or representatives at this year’s service due to COVID restrictions.

Andy Cole, Royal Star and Garter chief executive, said: “As a veterans charity established during the First World War, Remembrance is always such an important time for us.

“We could not let the disruption caused by the pandemic stop residents and staff paying their respects in each of our Homes.”

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