Ar­mistice crosses

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Over the past month staff and some res­i­dents at Lex­ham Park have been paint­ing 100 crosses that the fa­cil­ity’s main­te­nance man Steve Boyd made to cel­e­brate 100 years since the end of World War I. One of their EPEC health­care as­sis­tants cro­cheted and do­nated 100 pop­pies that they put in the mid­dle of each cross. The crosses were put in the front yard where three res­i­dent men di­rected and su­per­vised Steve — with much jok­ing and hi­lar­ity about where they should go, how high and told him with­out any qualms whether they were straight or not. Two men from the RSA were in­vited to give a small ser­vice in hon­our of those who served and lost their lives dur­ing wartime. The men stayed for pho­tos and af­ter­noon tea where res­i­dents could chat to them one-on-one. The crosses were left there un­til af­ter Ar­mistice Day. The staff thanked ev­ery­one for the huge ef­fort in cre­at­ing a poignant scene that res­i­dents will re­mem­ber for a long time.

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