Remembrance Sunday commemorates the military and civilian servicemen and women who gave their lives during wartime.
BirminghamWorld attended the Parade at Colmore Row where crowds gathered to pay their tributes along with veterans and service personnel from the region’s armed forces.
The event couldn’t be held last year due to the pandemic, so it was extra special for people to be able to show their support for our armed forces.
Here’s what some of the people from Birmingham who attended told us about the event.
‘We are so fortunate’
Tamsin said: “For me remembrance Day is important to remind us that no matter what we’re doing right now it could be a hell of a lot worse, and that people have sacrificed what they had and gave it all away for others. So it’s a great time to remember how fortunate we are right now, even in the adversity we’re going through.”
‘The 2 minutes give you chance to reflect’
Kayleigh said: “It was nice to see everybody together, and we jumped when the pigeons came out. It’s just nice to have those two minutes to really reflect and think about all the things people have done for us.”
Horace Barnes said: “It went excellent. Under the circumstances, under the Covid restrictions - sorry to say that people are becoming ‘fluey’, so a lot of people have had to drop out - but overall I’m happy”
Gary Stewart said: “For me it’s fantastic to see that members of the public turned out to understand and give their thanks to those who served as well.”
‘It’s imperative that future generations remember the sacrifices’
John said: “For the current generation, and future generations, obviously it’s not quite so ways for them to understand what it’s all about. So it’s absolutely imperative that people such as me pass it down to the younger generations, who hopefully for years and years to come can carry on the tradition that I’ve done for all these years.”
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