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Andrew Mitchell MP pays tribute to Sutton Coldfield’s Servicemen and women on a Special Remembrance Sunday

On Sunday Andrew Mitchell MP, together with hundreds of local residents, paid tribute on Sunday to Servicemen and women from Sutton Coldfield and across the UK at the Town’s official Remembrance Sunday ceremony. This year’s Remembrance Service held special significance in marking the centenary of the start of World War I and a record number of people attended the Service.

The Remembrance Service took place at Holy Trinity Parish Church, and was led by the Reverend John Routh. Mr Mitchell read from John 15 Verses 12 -17.

Following the wreath laying ceremony Andrew Mitchell, accompanied by his wife Sharon, attended a Reception at the Royal British Legion’s Sutton Coldfield Branch where they met a number of serving and former members of the Armed Services from the local community.

Following the Service Andrew Mitchell MP, said “This was the biggest parade in living memory with the Church packed to over-flowing, symbolising the strong support for remembrance of those who served their country in wars present and past.

In this Centenary Year of the start of World War I we remember the many from Sutton Coldfield who died not only in that conflict and those that have taken place since. We also remember the 2 Victoria Crosses awarded to Suttonians and now celebrated by Blue Plaques on the walls of Bishop Vesey School erected by the Sutton Coldfield Civic Society.”

Earlier in the week Mr Mitchell joined 300 MPs with previous service in the Armed Forces for a Remembrance Service in Wellington Barracks.

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