Victory in Japan day marked by residents at Solihull care home - The Solihull Observer

Victory in Japan day marked by residents at Solihull care home

Solihull Editorial 18th Aug, 2020   0

VETERANS living in Solihull have gathered to commemorate the last day of World War Two.

Residents of the Royal Star and Garter care home marked VJ Day by raising the Union Flag on Friday (August 14) before a two-minute silence.

They then enjoyed tea and cake and rased a toast to the end 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.”

Among those taking part in the VJ Day events was WWII Navy veteran Harry Southern, from Solihull, who spoke of the “suicide trip” he was preparing to embark on before Japan’s surrender.

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