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Brockington House welcomes veterans to commemorate war heroes

Date of news/blog: 26th November 2019

It was our honour to welcome veterans to Brockington House last week for our remembrance service, paying tribute to all those who so bravely fought for our country.

We were also delighted to unveil a special memorial in our garden for residents to pay their respects while enjoying our beautiful outdoor space.

Members of the British Legion, war veterans and the Hereford Choir Singers joined our residents for a wonderful service. It was so nice to see everyone passionately singing the national anthem, of course led by the superb choir.

We tried to make the day interactive for our residents and we were able to host war memorabilia including military uniforms and equipment, war-time photos and a large photograph of Sir Winston Churchill.

We even had a Pink Panther armoured jeep that the military used in the middle eastern desert combat in the 20th century! The residents loved it and were excited to pose for photos with the jeep.

In the lead up to our service, residents enjoyed some art and crafts time and made hundreds of poppies for us to decorate our home and memorial. They enjoyed it so much and it looked great! The local girl guides were also kind enough to help with this – thank you girls!

Helen Davies-Parsons, CEO of Brockington House, said:

“It was an honour to hold the remembrance service and so wonderful to welcome veterans and members of the British Legion to our home. It was fitting that they could join our residents in remembering the events that many of them lived through during the Second World War.

“Thanks to everyone for making it such a nice day.”