Solihull falls silent on Remembrance Sunday - The Solihull Observer

Solihull falls silent on Remembrance Sunday

Solihull Editorial 15th Nov, 2022 Updated: 16th Nov, 2022   0

POPPIES pinned to chests as Silhillians bowed their heads in honour of the fallen.

Parades took part across the borough from Solihull town centre to Shirley and Knowle for the first time since the pandemic hit.

In Solihull hundreds turned out to the outdoor service at the war memorial by St Alphege Church.

Solihull Mayor, Councillor Ken Meeson, alongside Julian Knight MP, and members of West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire, Solihull Royal British Legion and representatives from the armed forces and uniformed organisations laid wreaths.

The groups then marched through the streets of Solihull which were lined with people showing their support.

Solihull Mayor said: “At this year’s Annual Remembrance Parade and service we were honoured to have His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the West Midlands in attendance, together with the local MP, representatives from the armed forces, Royal British Legion and other organisations, including the Mayor’s Sea Scout and Sea Cadet.

“The town centre was crowded for the laying of wreaths and two minute silence and I was pleased to see so many young people attending as well as veterans and local residents.

“The whole event was particularly moving, given that we are hosting many people from Ukraine whilst that country is suffering from the terrible consequence of the Russian invasion.”

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