Remembrance Sunday at Jewish Care

08 Nov 2020

This Remembrance Sunday residents across the care homes paid tribute and remembered those who both fought and sacrificed their lives for our freedom during both World Wars and conflicts since. 

Residents lit candles across the homes and a wreath was laid at the Edgware cenotaph on behalf of all the residents and veterans at Jewish Care, to remember those who fought for our freedom today. 

Some of those veterans, who served during WWII, shared their stories in short films.

Phyllis Burnley, who is also a resident at Lady Sarah Cohen House volunteered as soon as she was able to, she went into the Air Force and became a Flight Mechanic. She says, “I was quite young when I volunteered and it was getting nearer to the end of the war so when the men came back from overseas they took over the jobs we were doing and I went to work in the offices. But I learned how to change the tyre and that kind of thing. 

“On Remembrance Sunday last year, we went to the service in Edgware. I just hope next year we get back to doing that.” 

Leon, who is a resident at Kun Mor & George Kiss Home, created striking poppies to mark Remembrance Day with Danine Irwin, from the Living Well Team and meanwhile, our Digital Learning Coordinator, Paul Jarvis, loves to knit and has been making knitted poppies for years. Paul recently made Remembrance Day poppies for some of the team at The Betty and Asher Loftus Centre, where he is based. 

A virtual Remembrance Day sing-a-long event also took place this week with an afternoon filled with vintage songs with singer, songwriter and vocal coach, Beverly Stone. Songs included ‘Don’t sit under the apple tree’, ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo…’ and more.