RESIDENTS and staff from a care home and retirement village in Cirencester recently came together to honour the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Stratton Court marked the poignant milestone at a special event yesterday, Wednesday, June 5.

Many residents were able to regale stories from their families who were present in the 1940’s.

A special brunch was supplied by the kitchen team while a singing performer, specialising in songs from that era, put on some classics, including, Over the Rainbow and Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.

Sarah Wilkinson, the Stratton Court Village manager said: “We are proud to host this commemoration for our residents.

“It’s important to keep the memories of these significant events alive and to honour the bravery and sacrifices of those who fought for our freedom.

“Today was a wonderful reminder of the strength and resilience of that generation.”

“It was a beautiful and moving event,” said Teresa, a resident of Stratton Court Village.

“The brunch was wonderful, and the music brought back so many memories.

“It was a perfect way to honour and remember those who sacrificed so much during the war.”