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Sterling service

Posted on October 04 2010 at 5:28:05

On behalf of the members of Alvechurch Ex-Services Association I would like to draw your readers’ attention to the exemplary manner in which the memorials to those who served, and to those who lost their lives, in the service of this country situated at Alvechurch and Rowney Green are cared for.

The Memorial Green on Bear Hill in the village is jointly maintained by Alvechurch Parish Council and by members of Alvechurch Women’s Institute. The Parish Council cut the grass and the WI cultivate the flower borders and do sterling work in clearing the fallen autumn leaves prior to Remembrance Day.

The Memorial at Rowney Green to the five Canadian airmen who lost their lives on November 9, 1943 was instigated and designed by the Ex-Services Association and brought to reality by Bromsgrove Housing Trust. The Trust has maintained this site in a first class state and it is an example to all that we honour and thank those of our Dominions and Empire who served with us in our hour of need.

On November 9 at 1100hrs, Poppy Crosses will be planted on the Canadian Memorial at Rowney Green, and on November 11 at 1050hrs a short Service of Remembrance will be conducted by the Ministers of the Churches at Bear Hill, Alvechurch. Remembrance Sunday will be November 14.

Although the pace of modern life is hectic and demanding I would ask the readers of The Village to pause for a moment at this time and remember those both servicemen and women and of the civilian services who have served us in the past and still serve us to this day and those who lost their lives in that service.

John Hoccom
Hon Sec of Alvechurch Ex-Services Association

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