Theres a really important service taking place this Friday morning (1st July 2016), commemorating the Centenary of the commencement of the Battle of the Somme – the service is being held by Brownhills British Legion at the Cenotaph at St. James Church in Brownhills at 11:00am.
This service is part of the general nationwide Remembrance for the Somme anniversary, and as I pointed out a couple of weeks ago, there’s also a rather unique event taking place in the early morning at Aldridge, later supported by a talk in Aldridge Library. Find out more here.
I know many local men fought, suffered and gave their lives in this most awful of conflicts. My respect to them all.
Thanks to Martin Littler who wrote to tell me about it:
Just a quick message, if you could please put this on your Blog.
The Royal British Legion (Brownhills Branch) will be holding a Centenary Commemoration Service for The Somme on Friday July 1 2016 at 11:00am at St James Church Cenotaph, Brownhills.
Hope you will give the Legion your support,
Please do turn out and support them if you can.
Video from the ministry of Defence