Newton Aycliffe care home RemembersResidents and Colleagues at HC-One’s St Clares Court care home in Newton Aycliffe observed a minute’s silence this Remembrance Sunday, and used the day to discuss war and pay tribute to those who gave everything.

The days before Remembrance Sunday, Residents enjoyed creating a display with poppies. The reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle is that they are the flowers, which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended.

Resident Doug placed a poppy that he had bought some time ago and that had been on display outside the tower of London on the homes very own display. Doug’s ceramic poppy was one of the many that progressively filled the Tower's famous moat between July and November 2014.

On Sunday, socially distancing, Residents enjoyed a remembrance quiz after watching the parade on the TV. One St Clares Resident, Doug dressed in his uniform and wore his medals to watch the parade, he stood all the way through the parade.