This November the people of Sandwell – from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds – will once again unite to honour and remember the service and sacrifice of those who defended our freedoms and way of life.
Armistice Day, Civic Square, Oldbury
Two-minute silence organised by Oldbury Royal British Legion, at 11am on Thursday, 11 November.
Two-minute silence at Oldbury War Memorial will be livestreamed on the council’s Facebook page at 11am on Sunday, 14 November.
The Festival of Remembrance
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival of Remembrance will be virtual and shared on social media platforms from 1pm on Sunday, 14 November.
Sandwell Council encourages residents to follow latest COVID-19 Government guidelines.
Parades in Sandwell
Parades will take place on Sunday, 14 November – organised by the Royal British Legion or local community groups, and supported by the Sandwell Council – at the following locations:
- Oldbury Civic Square, Halesowen Street.
- Rowley Regis, Powke Lane Crematorium.
- Smethwick Council House, High Street.
- Tipton, Victoria Park, Victoria Road.
- Wednesbury War Memorial, Walsall Street.
- West Bromwich, Dartmouth Park, Lloyd Street.
The Worshipful The Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Mushtaq Hussain, said: “Although I am unable to attend the public Remembrance Sunday parades due to a surgical procedure, I – like many others across the country – will be remembering and honouring those who gave their lives for our freedom.”
We will remember them.