Francis Court care home observe Armistice Day

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Residents and the care team at Francis Court care home in Copthorne, West Sussex, observed the Armistice Day two minute silence at 11am on Wednesday 11th November.

Armistice Day is held on 11th November every year, commemorating the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on 11th November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. After the end of World War I, Armistice Day was marked each year by a two-minute silence at 11am, a chance for people to stop and remember the 20 million people who died during the conflict. 

After the two minute silence was held, the residents enjoyed dancing to Wartime melodies in the decorated Grantham Lounge and enjoyed light refreshments well into the afternoon. 

Activity Coordinator Maxine Tyson said "Our residents thoroughly enjoyed this remembrance day event, and many got up and danced to the wartime melodies with the care team, whilst others were happy to look on and tuck into the refreshments (the warm sausage rolls being a strong favourite!) What a wonderful afternoon we all had."

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