Residents from six Jewish Care homes attended yesterday’s Remembrance Sunday service at the War Memorial in Edgware. Ex-serviceman, Morris Kaye, 94, a resident of Jewish Care’s Rosetrees home at The Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet, laid a wreath on behalf of Jewish Care, in memory of the contribution of those who served in the war. Morris was born in London in 20th June 1921 and was awarded eight medals for his services in Burma during World War II when he served in the Royal Airforce, working on Spitfire’s and bomber planes. Morris said, “I was pleased to lay the wreath, it was a great honour.”
After the ceremony, the residents, together with AJEX representatives, returned to a lunch followed by a commemorative service, which was hosted by Jewish Care’s, Clore Manor.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, sent a message of support to Jewish Care residents saying, ““I compliment AJEX and Jewish Care for arranging this special event of commemoration. This impressive public display of identification and remembrance is a fitting way for us recall the gallantry and courage of those who lost their lives in the fight to protect us. Such ceremonies and tributes to so many truly outstanding individuals, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice to enable us to live in freedom today, ensure that they did not die in vain and that their heroic efforts are recognised.”