People and communities
Hundreds gather for Remembrance Day Parade in Walsall
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Walsall to watch the Remembrance Day parade for the first time since before the Coronavirus pandemic.
Hundreds of Walsall residents lined the streets of Walsall on Sunday 13 November 2022 to pay tribute to the men and women of the armed forces.
Walsall’s traditional Remembrance Day parade and service returned to the town centre for the first time since before the Coronavirus pandemic.
The people of Walsall gathered in the town centre to watch the parade and service, and the town fell silent at 11am, participating in a two minutes’ silence in memory of those who gave their lives and fought bravely in conflict.
“ It was wonderful to see the return of our Remembrance Day parade and we had a fantastic turnout. Remembrance Day is an important reminder of those we have lost, and an opportunity for us to pay our respects as a community. “
“ It was brilliant to welcome back our Remembrance Day parade this year and all of the fantastic parades and events across the Borough, and to see so many people gather to pay their respects.
It has been a long time since we have been able to join together as a community to honour those who have lost their lives in service to our country, so this mornings’ service felt especially poignant and moving.
I want to thank everyone involved in the event, and everyone that came along to watch. We will remember them.
The parade was led by the Staffordshire Band and featured representatives from 159 Theatre Support Company, Cheshire Regiment Association, Mercian Volunteers Regimental Association, 196 (Walsall) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets, Walsall Sea Cadets, Queen Mary’s Grammar School Combined Cadet Force and various uniformed youth organisations.