Birmingham’s annual Remembrance Day Service will take place on Colmore Row, opposite St Philip’s Cathedral, on Sunday 10 November, attended by military veterans and Armed Forces representatives.
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 Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim, and Chaplain Rev Msg Canon Robert Corrigan will – along with the Vice Lord Lieutenant, the Bishop of Birmingham and senior representatives from the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy – walk from the Council House to Colmore Row. 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 Armed Forces representatives, veterans and dignitaries. 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 join us for this act of remembrance
“It is important that we take time to remember all men and women who have died while serving their country, at war and in peacetime.”
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the service and pay tribute to the men and women of our Armed Forces who lost their lives in service.
As a mark of respect, the nearby Frankfurt Christmas Market will be closed until 1pm on Sunday 10 November and traders will observe a two-minute silence on Monday, 11 November.