Thousands turn out for Remembrance Day parades

The Mayor of Dudley, Cllr Dave Tyler, lays a wreath at the Cenotaph.

More than three thousand people came to Dudley yesterday to pay their respects to armed forces heroes at the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service.

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Dave Tyler, formed part of the traditional Dudley Council-led event. Members of the community, civic dignitaries, students from Dudley College and cadets gathered in Coronation Gardens yesterday morning.

The event included a parade through the town with armed forces veterans and a service at the cenotaph in Ednam Road. The Salvation Army band and Dudley Performing Arts students performed throughout the morning. Councillor Dave Tyler, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“It has been a privilege to lead our commemorations to honour the fallen and remember the sacrifices they made to protect future generations. 

“We have also had time to reflect on the contribution of our army, navy, air force veterans and those men and women who continue to serve in our Armed Forces today. 

“We owe them our freedom and I would like to thank everyone who came along today to show their support and pay their respects.”

Events happened at other locations across the borough, including Halesowen and Stourbridge. The day before, on Saturday 11th November, veterans joined council staff, councillors and members of the public at the Clock Tower in Priory Street for the annual Armistice Day service to mark the end of the First World War.


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