Remembrance Day Traditions

On Wednesday 11th November, we marked Remembrance Day, commemorating all those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

The first Armistice Day was observed at Buckingham Palace, where King George V hosted a banquet in honour of the ‘President of the French Republic’. In keeping with this tradition, we hosted our own celebrations by holding a small party for our residents with savoury treats, drinks and a rousing rendition of a number of wartime songs to commemorate the occasion. We watched the live coverage of the 100th anniversary of the burial of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey all together in our orangery, before observing the two-minute silence and listening to the Last Post. We had a wonderful day, reminiscing on the past and sharing our memories, whilst also remembering those who passed.