Special services of Remembrance have been held for those unable to attend the large public events in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
The services which were organised by the Pastoral Care Project and supported by 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron ensured that former veterans and residents of sheltered housing complexes can still pay tribute to the fallen.
On Tuesday 13 th November the Mayor and Mayoress of Nuneaton & Bedworth, Cllrs Bill and Jill Sheppard, attended a Pastoral Care Project special service of Remembrance at Stan Williams Court in Nuneaton.
The format of the service followed that which had been conducted in Riversley Park in Nuneaton on November 11 th with members of ex-service organisations dipping their standards in respect as Bandmaster Amiee Easterlow from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron provided a moving performance of the Last Post. Residents showed their respect and contemplated their own memories during the silence.
After the service Frances Molloy of the Pastoral Care Project said, “Many veterans who are unable to attend the service in Riversley Park or the Bedworth annual parade due to frailty, came to the service, it gave them the chance to remember and to play an active part.”
Stan Williams Court warden, Pauline Goddard added, “We have a number of residents with Burma Stars and Atlantic Stars and it's nice for them to be able to pay their respects during Remembrance without having to try and get down to the War Memorial when they aren't as mobile as they used to be. The presence of the Mayor, the Standard Bearers and Amiee, the bugler from the Air Cadets just made the whole event even more meaningful for everyone.”