Steve McCabe MP joins Veterans in his constituency to commemorate Remembrance Sunday

Steve McCabe MP and Councillor Eva Phillips marched with Veterans from the Kings Norton Royal British Legion this Sunday to honour those who died in service and continue to serve in our armed forces.

Remembrance Sunday gives the nation the chance to show its gratitude to our Armed Forces and recognise those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. This year's commemorations are particularly poignant because they mark the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War, in 1914.

It was an incredible tribute to our servicemen and women and veterans, and their families, to see such high attendances at Remembrance Services in Birmingham. It was an indication that as we reflect on the loss of that generation who went to war in 1914, we are also keenly aware of those who currently serve, most notably those who are returning home from Afghanistan.

As well as taking part on the ceremony, Cllr Phillips who is also a keen and successful photographer took photographs of the event.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“I was honoured to take part in Remembrance services in Birmingham which have been held in the city since 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War One. On Sunday 9th November I walked with Veterans from Manningford Hall to the Kings Norton Royal British Legion as part of a Remembrance Service to lay a wreath and pay my respects.

“I was very pleased to meet up with some serving soldiers whom I last met just prior to their deployment to Afghanistan. It was great to see them home safe and sound and to hear that they certainly had a tale or two to tell. This was a particularly poignant ceremony which gave us a chance to welcome our local boys and girls back and at the same time remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our country in the line of duty.”

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