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Tina 27th Apr 2019 Activity Coordinator
Any one have any ideas to mark VE Day appropriately?
Susan 28th Apr 2019 Activity Director
I would celebrate it much the way we celebrate memorial day in the US
Here is an article on golden carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/ideas-for-memorial-day/5026/

Make sure to honor your veterans In some way
See if residents can recall the end of World War II
Sing some patriotic songs

I like to alternate talk with singing seems to hold the group together
Maybe you can get some patriotic treats to eat to be served at the end of the activity

Let us know how it goes
Molly 29th Apr 2019 Activity Professional & Writer
Hi Tina, we hold a luncheon celebration each year for Veterans Day. One year we invited the local VA chapter to present awards to all of our veterans, the following year we had a local school ROTC provide blankets for each branch of the US armed forces. I think that a more formal event is well-received and can be a touching tribute to your veterans.
Susan 29th Apr 2019 Activity Director
Here are some new articles on Golden Carers you might be able to use
https://www.goldencarers.com/d-day-veteran-stories---bernard-jordan/5852/

https://www.goldencarers.com/d-day-veteran-stories---david-roulston/5853/

https://www.goldencarers.com/d-day-word-search/5851/

You are someone could read the stories make it interactive
You could Pass out that word search
Kathleen 10th Jun 2019 Activity Assistant
Memorial Day is set aside to honor and remember military personnel who have died. All military veterans are honored on Veterans Day (Nov 11) and Armed Forces Day (celebrated in May.)

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