Elderly war veteran with dementia asks social media to help find his lost medals
A war veteran in England with dementia is heartbroken after he lost his army medals on Thursday night, The Mirror reports.
Now, his daughter has taken to social media to help find them.
Peter Bennett was at Westminster Abbey in London for the opening of the Fields of Remembrance on Thursday. However, when the elderly man came home that evening, he realized he didn't have any of his belongings with him -- including his SAS beret and army medals, his daughter said.
In a post on Facebook, Bennett's daughter, Giulia, pleaded with social media users to help track down his lost belongings.
Please help us find my father, Peter Bennett's belongings: SAS beret & army medals. Sadly, he has dementia and lost everything (his blue over coat and green suit bag) when he visited London for the remembrance service at Westminster Abbey
Giulia told The Mirror that her father keeps asking for his medals.
"It's very upsetting," she said, adding that he could have lost his coat "anywhere."
The father was at a Remembrance event when he lost the medals. Remembrance Sunday is a holiday across the United Kingdom to commemorate British servicemen who died in war and other conflicts. The entire United Kingdom and its commonwealth pays its respect to the country's war dead with a series of ceremonies happening all over, including a Remembrance Sunday service led by Queen Elizabeth, herself.
Watch to see how this woman is using social media to help find her birth family:
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