Vera Lynn dies at 103


Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, England, died Thursday “surrounded by his immediate family,” the statement said on the association’s website.

Her daughter Virginia Lewis-Jones said in the statement, “My mother first became involved in raising awareness of cerebral palsy in the 1950s when there was very little understanding of the condition and that children with motor learning difficulties were often mentioned rather pejoratively as “spastic”.

“With celebrity buddies like David Jacobs and Wilfred Pickles, she set out to change people’s attitudes about disability and help children reach their full potential. There was no one else to raise money to help at the time, so it was revolutionary work. ”

“Although my mother was closely associated with other charities, including those that support veterans, the children’s charity Dame Vera Lynn has always held a very special place in her heart – children loved as much as she loved them and I am extremely proud of what he has accomplished and the difference he has made in the lives of so many families. ”

In 2016, Dame Vera was recognized for her entertainment and charitable services and was named a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor during the Queen’s 90th birthday.The British Press Association also reports that his family confirmed his death in a statement.

His two most famous songs, “We will meet again”, released in 1939 at the start of the conflict and “The White Cliffs of Dover”, recorded in 1942, created a patriotic image of a courageous and phlegmatic Great Britain which resonates with people in the UK still today. She was also the first English singer to rise to the top of the American charts.

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