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Ocean Group Virtual Remembrance Event 2020

Ocean remembers them.

Remembrance is important to us all at the Ocean Group.

Each year we gather, together with Housing and Gilbert and Goode colleagues, to pay our respects in the office on Armistice Day (November 11).

Due to social distancing restrictions, things have had to be a little different in 2020. But this did not stop us coming together to take part in a collective two-minute silence at 11am.

Staff from across the Group, board members and engaged tenants gathered virtually, and watched a video together before falling silent and reflecting on those who gave their today for our tomorrow.

“It is very important that, even in lockdown, we come together to share our respects for the fallen.” – Mark Gardner, chief executive.

“The Ocean Housing Group remembrance event is very important to us all,” said Mark Gardner, chief executive of the Ocean Group.

“This year we couldn’t be together. So, staff from across the Group made the effort to put together a virtual event, so that we could all continue to mark the occasion.

“We watched a video of team members reciting Laurence Binyon’s ‘For the Fallen’, our very own Scott Allen played the last post and then we fell silent, before the reveille sounded and drew the event to a close.”

Mark added: “It’s very important that, even in lockdown, we come together to share our respects for the fallen. Thank you to everyone involved in contributing to the event and all who accepted our invitation to join us. Lest we forget.”

You can watch the video, played during the virtual event, below.

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