Deputy Lieutenant joins Town leaders to remember the fallen

Deputy Lieutenant Dr John Craggs MBE DL was joined by the Mayor of Sutton Coldfield Town Councillors and City Councillors and Community Leaders at Holy Trinity Parish Church on Sunday 11 November to remember the fallen in two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

The service was organised by the Sutton Coldfield Branch of the Royal British Legion and lead by the Rector of Holy Trinity Parish Church, the Reverend John Routh.

The Mayor of Sutton Coldfield, Councillor Derrick Griffin joined the tributes as wreaths were laid at the War Memorial in King Edward’s Square after the church service. He said: “It was a moving and poignant service, as we marked the end of the conflict in 1918. The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield paid a dignified tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.”

Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield read the New Testament reading in the service and also laid a wreath. He commented: “As always, this occasion brought together all the different parts of the Royal Town in a fitting and moving ceremony of remembrance for those who put their lives on the line in the past for us today, and so many of whom paid the ultimate price.”

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