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Remembrance Sunday in Birmingham

Image of Army soldiers parading on Colmore Row at a previous Remembrance Sunday event
Published: Wednesday, 10th November 2021

Birmingham will fall silent on Sunday, as the city remembers the fallen at its Remembrance Day parade and service.

A Day of National Remembrance Service will take place on Colmore Row, opposite St Philip’s Cathedral, on 14 November, attended by military veterans and representatives of the region’s armed forces.

The parade will include ex-service personnel, regular, reserve and cadet units from the Armed Forces who, with representatives of other local uniformed organisations, will march on from Temple Row from 10.30am.

At 10:50 am the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands Simon Topman MBE DL, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Muhammad Afzal, the Bishop of Birmingham The Rt Rev David Urquhart and Chaplain Father Ian Stevenson CF will walk from The Grand Hotel (as Council House renovations continue) to Colmore Row, with senior representatives from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. The service will begin at 10:55am.

A two-minute silence will be observed at 11am, after which wreaths will be laid at the Cenotaph by representatives from Armed Forces, veterans organisations, faith and community groups. The event will end with a march past at 11:40am.

The Lord Mayor said: “As we prepare to honour our promise never to forget all those who sacrificed so much, I would encourage Birmingham’s citizens to observe the act of remembrance at 11am on Sunday.

“It is important that we take time remember all men and women who died while serving their country, at war and in peacetime, who gave their todays for our tomorrows."

Members of the public attending the parade and service are encouraged to wear face coverings when in close proximity to others. However anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19 is urged not attend.

The order of service for Sunday’s event can be downloaded from the council’s website.

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