Rosendael Remembers the Armisitice 100 Years On05 Nov 2018
Residents and staff at Rosendael were joined by the Lord Provost of Dundee, Councillor Ian Borthwick, Ferry Ward Councillors Craig Duncan and Philip Scott and invited guests at an event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. The striking ‘poppy arch’ and garden display was the work of residents, supported by staff member Kate McCord who made hundreds of poppies from plastic bottles. Kate’s Mum Betty Wallace kindly knitted some beautiful poppies as well.
Transparent silhouettes of There But Not There ‘Tommies’ generously provided by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust were a poignant way to include those who did not return from the conflict, including 2nd Lt Frank Proctor Kyd, whose family lived at Rosendael before kindly donating it to Scottish Veterans residences in 1933. Since that time Rosendael has housed and supported 636 veterans of the great War.
A short Act of Remembrance was held in the garden with the lament movingly played by former Argyll and Sutherland Highlander piper and current Whitefoord House resident Keith Dalton.