The life of Dame Vera Lynn honoured at Abbey service
Monday, 21st March 2022
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn was held at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Monday 21st March 2022.
Celebrated as a symbol of the British wartime spirit, Dame Vera had a career as a singer and entertainer lasting a remarkable ninety years. Her songs We'll meet again and The white cliffs of Dover caught the national mood, and their popularity among servicemen earned her the status of 'Forces' sweetheart'.
About the service
The Service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, who said in his Bidding:
In this house of prayer, in a place of memory, and in the company of friends we meet to give thanks for the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn. We remember a talent and charm that sustained a breathtakingly long career; the only centenarian to have an album in the top ten.
More significantly still, we remember a woman of commitment, courage and resilience, who became the voice of constancy and hope for this nation in wartime.