Solihull falls silent on Remembrance Sunday - The Solihull Observer

Solihull falls silent on Remembrance Sunday

Solihull Editorial 15th Nov, 2023 Updated: 15th Nov, 2023   0

POPPIES were pinned proudly to chests as Silhillians bowed their heads in respectful silence to remember the fallen.

A service was held outside St Alphege Church in Solihull to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

A two-minute silence was held while people reflected and remembered those lost in battle.

Solihull’s Mayor, Councillor Diana Holl-Allen, laid a wreath at the St Alphege memorial alongside other dignatories and organisations.

MP’s Julian Knight for Solihull and Saqib Bhatti for Meriden also laid a wreath.

Also present at the service were members of the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Cadets, Scouts, Girl Guides, Cubs and Beavers, and veterans.

Mr Bhatti said: “A moving Remembrance Day service and parade in Solihull as we remember those that fought and died for our freedoms.

“On a weekend where there has been much discussion around our values, today was a poignant example of how, as a nation, we are stronger together.”

Mr Knight said: “This morning residents of Solihull remembered those who have fallen to maintain our freedoms.”


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