“It really takes me back to when I was a 19-year old girl when D-Day happened. It’s great that we have celebrated and paid our respects to those who fought for our freedom 75 years ago.”
Meyrick Rise Care Home brought together residents and relatives to pay respects as we remember 75 years since D-Day.
Our main lounge was decorated in union jacks as local historian and author Marc Husk conducted a fascinating presentation about the Normandy Landings.
Residents were able to share their own D-Day stories and Marc (who will be travelling to Normandy this week) brought along original props, such as the green helmets worn during the landings.
Following the presentation, we all enjoyed high tea and The Land Girls joined us for afternoon entertainment singing a selection of wartime songs including the Vera Lynn classic “We’ll meet again”.
Resident Kaye invited her family along to the occasion. Kaye said, “It really takes me back to when I was a 19-year old young girl when D-Day happened. It’s great that in the home that we have celebrated and paid our respects to those who fought for our freedom 75 years ago.”