Great Alne retirees pay heartfelt tribute to war heroes - The Stratford Observer

Great Alne retirees pay heartfelt tribute to war heroes

A HEARTFELT tribute to the heroes of World War Two was made by residents at a Great Alne retirement village.

A week-long programme of activities to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings saw the residents of Great Alne Park enjoy a summer barbecue, a live performance from Sauce City Jazz band, an excursion to Portsmouth’s ‘The D-Day Story’ museum, a remembrance service, on-site cinema screenings of The Great Escape and The Longest Day, and a 1940s themed dinner.

Residents embraced the spirit of the 1940s by donning vintage clothing and performing songs and choreographed tap dance routines. They also attended history presentations and talks, which offered a profound and poignant look back at a pivotal moment in history.

Village manager Adam Hall said: “The D-Day events were a tremendous success, and it was heartwarming to see residents and locals come together to honour this significant time in history.

“Our residents thoroughly enjoyed the activities, from the live performances to the enlightening history presentations. It was a truly memorable experience for all.”

Resident John Stocker added: “The residents of Great Alne Park thoroughly enjoyed the commemorative events held for the 80th anniversary of D-Day.”

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