Bugler Amiee Howes from the Band of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps sounded the Last Post and Reveille, Royal British Legion and Ex-Service Association standards were dipped in salute and wreaths were laid in memory of fallen comrades. A scene, all so typical of Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day services which have been held at War Memorials across the country.
But this was no ordinary Remembrance Service, for many veterans in residential care who aren't as mobile as they used to be, attending a large open air service is no longer possible. Thanks to a special service which was organised by the Pastoral Care Project with the support of The Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth, councillor Don Navarro the British Legion and 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron, former veterans and residents of the Stan Williams Court sheltered housing complex have been able to pay their tribute to the fallen.
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."
The Stan Williams Court warden, added, "It's nice for the residents 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."