Brief overview of the 2016 programme

10.00am - The Salvation Army Band and the West Midlands Fire Service Pipe Band commence to play on Centenary Square.
10.20am - Uniformed Contingents march on.
10.40am - Standards and Association march on.
10.50am - The Lord Mayor’s party will process from the ICC in the following order.- 
Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress
Councillor Carl Rice and Deed Curry
The Reverend Victor Van Den Bergh
The Bishop of Birmingham
The Right Reverend David Urquhart
Heads of Service
Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force

Arriving at the dais.

11.00am - Volley rifle fire by soldiers from 37 Signal Regiment.
Two Minutes Silence
11.02am - Volley of rifle fire by soldiers from 37 Signal Regiment.

• Bugler - Reveille
• Hymn - O God our Help in Ages Past
• Act of Commitment
• The Lord's Prayer
• Blessing
• Wreath Laying
• March Past
• Conclusion

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Remembrance Sunday Service

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The Memorial Day Parade, commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War 1 and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War 1.

Armistice Day Parade

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Join the British Legion in Birmingham on 2nd November to raise money for the Armed Forces community during this year's Poppy Appeal Members of the Armed Forces, Volunteers and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham will be present supporting the day.

Collectors will be on commuter buses, at railway stations, Birmingham Airport and creating smiles at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

To find out more visit the British Legion Birmingham Poppy Day page

Birmingham Poppy Day

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To mark the 141 days of the Somme centenary join the Living Memory Project and discover, explore and remember the CWGC war graves near you. You can find out more details on the Living Memory Project here.

Living memory project - Hugh Dennis

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Armed Forces Day takes place in Centenary Square on Saturday 25th June.  

This event is to recognise the contribution made by the Armed Forces. There will be a Drumhead Service at 11.00am attended by the three Armed Forces, Royal British Legion and veterans. There will be stalls, displays, music, workshops, street entertainment, street food and a bar. The event will conclude with a Beat the Retreat at 3.30pm.

National Armed Forces Day - Birmingham

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Westside Business Improvement District will be celebrating ‘Sergeant Arthur Vickers’ Day’, commemorating 100 years since the Birmingham hero, was awarded a Victoria Cross.

Special Guests: Renowned Historian Professor Carl Chinn (MBE), Sergeant Arthur Vickers’ family, Councillor Mike Sharpe.

On this exceptional day Westside BID would like to honour Sergeant Arthur Vickers, by holding a mini exhibition and presenting his family with a special gift. Sergeant Arthur Vickers risked his life for his comrades and country, through one of the greatest acts of bravery, making him incredibly deserving of the Victoria Cross.

Professor Carl Chinn will be giving a short speech on the valiant Sergeant and why it is so important to celebrate our heroes. You can read more here about Sergeant Arthur Vickers

The event officer is: Mike Olley 0121 439 1923

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Visit the Birmingham Weekender and take part in lots of fun events, ranging from:

Centenary Square 

Friday & Saturday Evening
Transe Express
Saturday & Sunday
Mexican Day of the Dead
Street food vendors
Haka Day Out
Toy Theatre Project
Strictly Night Cycling
Sunday only
Lady Godiva

Victoria Square

Saturday & Sunday
Musical Picnic
Street theatre acts delivered by the Hippodrome Street food vendors

Oozells Square

Saturday & Sunday
Craft Space
Crowns of Confidence Def Motion

Birmingham Weekender 2015

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70 years ago on the 15th August, Victory over Japan Day was declared following the surrender of Japan, which brought to an end World War II.

Representatives from the Armed Forces, The Royal British Legion along with the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah will lay wreaths at the Hall of Memory to commemorate the day and to give thanks to those who fought in the conflict in Japan.

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VJ Day Commemoration

The event officer is: Lisa Kennedy 0121 303 3836 Mon-Weds

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