L’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa Pay Tribute with Poppies

To mark Remembrance Sunday in Jersey, residents at L’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa care homes made a collage of poppies to remember those who gave their lives during the war in order that others may live peacefully now.

In the lead up to the day, residents got all creative and hand knitted each poppy with a button used as the centre and they were very proud to create such a touching and heartfelt tribute. Not only did our residents enjoy all working together in their arts and crafts activity but it was an opportunity to share stories and memories, a few experienced mixed emotions but overall it was a very meaningful and enjoyable activity.

Remembrance Sunday is a very important part of modern British life, our culture and heritage. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance and has inspired poems such as ‘In Flanders Fields’.

To commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, it is held on the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 a.m. in 1918.

Every year, there are numerous events that take place throughout the UK and the Channel Islands in commemoration of the First World War centenary and our residents and team wanted to show their support.

The Poppy is a real visual symbol of remembrance and hope and not only worn by millions of people all around the world but resonates on many levels with so many people who commemorate in their own way. We also learnt some useful facts such as…

Women should wear their poppy on their right side: the red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives; the black represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved ones return home; and the green leaf represents the grass and crops growing, and future prosperity after the war destroyed so much.

The leaf should be positioned at 11 o’clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War One formally ended.

We are looking forward to celebrating Remembrance Sunday at the weekend as another chance to join together on this special day.

If you would like to find out more about life at L’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa, please do contact us on 0808 223 5521 or manager.lhermitage@CaringHomes.org.

L’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa Pay Tribute with Poppies

 

 

L’Hermitage

Home Manager

Colette Bonner

Address

La Route de Beaumont,
St Peter,
Jersey,
JE3 7HH

Contact
0808 223 5521
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Beaumont Villa

Home Manager

Colette Bonner

Address

La Route de Beaumont,
St Peter,
Jersey,
JE3 7HH

Contact
0808 223 5409
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