Remembrance Day 2022 at Broughton House
Residents of Broughton House Veteran Care Village, relatives and members of our staff joined senior regional Armed Forces personnel for a moving Remembrance Day service.
Veterans donned their Broughton House blazers for the ceremony, held in the grounds of our redeveloped care village.
Commodore Phil Waterhouse, the Naval Regional Commander Northern England and a trustee of Broughton House, spoke about the significance of the occasion as he welcomed those attending.
He said: “The 11th of November is always very poignant for those who have served and their families, when we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice over the last 100 years or so.”
Lieutenant Commander Ellen Shephard, Assistant Naval Regional Commander Northern England, read ‘In Flanders Fields’, a poem written during the First World War by Lt Col John McCrae.
Wing Commander Stephen Chaskin, Officer Commanding 611 Squadron RAux AF, and Major David Braddock, second in command of 103 Regiment Royal Artillery, also gave readings.
Following the Last Post, a two-minute silence and the Reveille, the quartet and Broughton House resident JM laid wreaths.
PD, 85, a former Lt Col who served in the Royal Army Medical Corps for nearly 40 years, read a special prayer for Broughton House residents.
D-Day veteran DT, 98, a fellow resident who served in the RAF, read the Lord’s Prayer.
DT said: “It’s very important we remember those who gave their lives to ensure our freedoms today, but not just on November 11th but throughout the year.”
The ceremony was followed by drinks and refreshments, including specially-made poppy cupcakes.
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