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Gravesend Care Homes Commemorate VE Day

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11 May 2020

Gravesend Care Homes Commemorate VE Day

Residents of Dene Holm and Edward Moore House Residential Care Homes paid tribute to the 75th anniversary of victory in Europe on Friday 8th May.

With slightly different celebrations planned due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, residents of the residential care homes in Northfleet and Gravesend were still able to raise a glass to mark the very special occasion.

Crafting homemade Union Jack flags, watching old films and singing Vera Lynn songs are just a few of the ways the residents celebrated together on Friday.

In addition, they also reminisced about where they were and what they were doing on that unforgettable day, when Churchill declared war officially over. Over tea, cake and sandwiches, stories were shared, and lockdown almost forgotten, even if just for a while.

Christine Hutchinson, General Manager for both homes said: “We’re all making sacrifices ourselves at the moment and during these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to remember the generation who made the ultimate sacrifice for us, during the Second World War.

“Whilst the celebrations we all enjoyed today were not what we would have planned if visitors and entertainers could have joined us, they were still very special. Indeed, it was a very poignant day and the activities certainly lifted everyone’s spirits.”

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