The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
Remembrance in Solihull
There will be Poppy Appeal Press Launch,with the Mayor, Cllr Joe Tildesley, other Council representatives, The Royal British Legion Solihull Branch President and it's Chairman, Dave Mouzer. This event will take place at the St Alphege War Memorial at 10am on the 14 October 2013.
On Saturday, the 2 November, the 2013 Poppy Appeal will be launched to the public in Mell Square at 1pm. The Mayor and the Solihull Branch Chairman will be present.
On Sunday the 10 November the Remembrance Parade will form up at 10.30am at St Alphege War Memorial and the Act of Remembrance Memorial will commence at 10.50am attended by the Mayor and Councillors.This will be followed by a full Memorial Service in St Alphege.
At the conclusion of the Service there will be a Remembrance Reception at the Solihull Branch of The Royal British Legion in Broomfields Hall, Union Road. All are welcome to attend.
There will also be a special Sharmanaires Big Band concert, in aid of the Poppy Appeal, on the 14 November at 8.15pm in Broomfields Hall Union Road.