Birmingham will fall silent on Sunday, as the city remembers the fallen at its annual parade and Remembrance Day service.
A Day of National Remembrance Service will take place on Colmore Row, opposite St Philip’s Cathedral, on 12 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 10.50am the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands Major General Timothy Hodgetts, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Chaman Lal, the Bishop of Aston and Acting Bishop of Birmingham, Rt Reverend Anne Hollinghurst, will walk from the Council House 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 the Armed Forces, veterans’ organisations, faith and community groups. The event will end with a march past at 11.40am.
The Lord Mayor said: “On Remembrance Sunday we honour our promise never to forget all those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and I encourage Birmingham’s citizens to join us on Colmore Row to observe the act of remembrance at 11am.
“It is important that we take time to remember all the men and women who gave their lives while serving their country, at war and in peacetime, who gave their todays for our tomorrows.”
The order of service for Sunday’s event will be available on the council’s website later this week