Moors Manor Care Home in Ringwood commemorated the signing of the Armistice Day agreement on the day that the guns finally fell silent. They joined the rest of the United Kingdom in holding a two-minute silence at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.
As well as marking Armistice Day by wearing poppies and observing the national two minute silence, residents took part in therapeutic activities making poppies for our memorial garden. We were joined for a service by our Local Mayor, Tony Ring, a representative from the Royal British Legion as well as Mr Smith with his year 4 class, Woodpeckers, from St Mary’s School in West Moors. The children read the residents some poems, lead a prayer for us and lay poppies they had made in class to add to our display. They had been learning about COP26 so they poppies were made using recycled materials.
Joan, a resident at Moors Manor Care Home, said: “It is very important that we keep the memories of those who fought alive and it’s lovely to see the children involved in this day, they brought a smile to my face this morning.”
Chrissie Heyes General Manager at Moors Manor Care Home, said: “We have many residents and staff with personal ties to the military and many who have experienced conflict either at home or abroad so it was important to us to mark November 11th and honour the contribution of everyone involved in the World Wars and in subsequent conflicts. Having the children come along as well as the Mayor and a representative from the Royal British Legion marked the day in an extra special way for our residents.”