Across our Heritage Manor homes we always mark Remembrance Sunday. We commemorate those who have lost their lives in war, with floral tributes and displays and remember our loved ones.
Remembrance at our homes … lest we forget
Residents and staff spent time reminiscing and looking through WWII books. We talked about life during the war and its impact at home with rationing and life on the home front. We made tissue poppies into a remembrance wreath to show the importance of Remembrance Day.
It is a poignant day, but it is not all sadness. There is kindness and love and this photo we think speaks a thousand words. Just lovely.
Remembrance at The Lawns
Residents created a fabulous poppy tribute: A field of poppies in our atrium garden. They painted the poppies red with black buttons for centres and arranged them in swathes to resemble Flanders Fields. We read the poem and talked about the loss of family and friends over the years. We didn’t let it upset us and remembered with fondness – sharing good memories.
Residents created floral tributes on slate bases, with moss, flowers and wooden crosses. The names of loved ones lost in the war were written on the crosses. A lovely time of reflection.
Poppies were the focus of one of our painting classes – such a restful time to create and reminisce. The resulting paintings were stunning and formed part of our display.