Your local blind veterans at Remembrance 2017
More than 100 blind veterans marched at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday. View some photos from Horse Guards and during the march:
Veterans like Terry took part. In 1982, when serving as a Chief Petty Officer on HMS Antrim during the Falklands Conflict, the ship was attacked by enemy fighters. Shrapnel from a cannon shell hit Terry in the face. He was blinded instantly, losing both eyes.
"I remember all those who lost their lives…I remember my former friends and colleagues who failed to return home and their families and loved ones."
From the 6 – 12 November Specsavers stores across the UK helped raise money to get their local blind veterans to the march.
That support meant that we could cover some of the costs of sending our veterans to Remembrance Sunday.
From transport, to providing wheelchairs for those of our veterans who are less mobile and even hosting a lunch after the ceremony. Thank you for enabling blind veterans from across the country to meet, share their stories and support one another.