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Ex-military vehicles on show and poppies being sold to remember the fallen in Solihull

Sarah Mason 6th Nov, 2019 Updated: 6th Nov, 2019

SOLIHULL will fall silent this Sunday to remember those who gave their lives for freedom.

As well as paying tribute to fallen servicemen and women, this year also marks 75 years since the D-Day landings in Normandy during the Second World War.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, was in Touchwood and Mell Square alongside Solihull Royal British Legion selling poppies to shoppers last Saturday (November 2).

As well as poppy sellers there were a number of ex-military vehicles on show in the town centre for shoppers to look at and find out more about.

The Mayor said: “It was great to see our armed forces in the town centre this Saturday promoting the poppy appeal.

“I hope people will be as generous as they have been in previous years and continue supporting this annual appeal for veterans and their families.

“I also hope see people at this Sunday’s Remembrance Commemoration service.

“It’s an opportunity for all of us to come together and remember the fallen and those who fought in the two world wars and other conflicts.”

Last year Solihull RBL raised nearly £59,000 though the poppy appeal which helps provide financial, social and emotional support to the men and women who have served, and who are serving, in the British armed forces, together with their families.

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