When Harry met Oliver

We paid respect to all service personnel when St Vincent’s residents observed Remembrance Day held in a resident-led service in November.

The readings were led by the residents and each person who attended wore a red poppy that was hand made by our residents as well.

Pictured is resident Harry Meerman Van Der Horst, who served in the Australian Army and was stationed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea. Photographed with Harry is Oliver, a student from Guilford Grammar School who attended to perform the Last Post.

Interestingly, the two knew each other from the time Harry was a teacher at Guildford Grammar!

We honour and respect all the armed forces who have served and continue to serve this country.