Remembrance wall pays tribute to fallen soldiers
With Remembrance Sunday fast approaching, a special corner has been created at Heathcotes Bridlington to pay heartfelt respects to those who have fought bravely for their country. Staff and service users made over 350 poppies and created symbolic artwork to form a remembrance wall which represents the fallen soldiers of World War One and later conflicts.
Rebecca Yeardley, Services Manager at Heathcotes Bridlington, said: “We had a lot of discussions about how we could mark Remembrance Sunday and everyone has put in a tremendous effort this week with a very poignant and moving tribute which we’re very proud to have on display.”
The significance of the poppy as a lasting memorial symbol to the fallen was inspired by the Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, who lost his friend in the battle of Ypres. As he was grieving the loss of comrade Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, he saw scores of poppies growing in the battle-torn fields. It inspired him to write ‘In Flanders Fields,’ one of the most famous war poems of all time. The poppy has since become a lasting symbol or memorial and was adopted by The Royal British Legion for their Poppy Appeal, in aid of those serving in the British Armed Forces, after its formation in 1921.