17th Feb, 2019

LOOK: Remembrance Day captured in Solihull

Sarah Mason 16th Nov, 2017

POPPIES pinned to chests, thousands of Silhillians bowed their heads in respectful silence as they paid tribute to the servicemen and women who served their country – and the many who paid the ultimate price.

Across the borough, Remembrance Day parades and church services were held, and wreaths and poppy crosses laid, in memory of those lost in conflicts around the world.

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

This year’s parade also remembered 100 years since the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), where around 32,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing.

Silhilians lined the streets across the borough including the town centre, Knowle and Shirley as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday parade.

Members of the air, sea and army cadets paraded through the town alongside uniformed organisations including the Scouts, Beavers, Guides and Brownies on a poignantly fresh Sunday morning.

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