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Barking and Dagenham Remembrance Day Events

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Barking and Dagenham will remember those who died in the line of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy, with a limited number of memorial services taking place across the borough from 7 to 11 November, including a special video which will be published on the council’s website and Facebook page.

On Remembrance Sunday, Sunday 8 November, the council will screen a special video of the Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, Cllr Darren Rodwell, visiting several memorials in the borough laying wreaths and holding a Remembrance service on the council’s website and Facebook page. The Leader will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant, his Worshipful the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, the Borough Commander, featuring the Borough Colours. Deputy Leaders, Cllr Ashraf and Cllr Twomey and Chair of the Assembly, Cllr Kangethe.

It’s important for us as a borough and as a community, to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.

A service was also due to take place at Dagenham Parish Church Remembrance on Church Lane, on Sunday and at the Royal British Legion Chadwell Heath, but unfortunately due to current government guidelines, these will not take place now.

On Wednesday 11 November, Armistice Day, the council will be holding a short service at the Job Drain Memorial Statue, adjacent to the Broadway Theatre in Barking. Attendance will be by invitation only and will follow government guidelines. The Dagenham Royal Naval Association will also hold a short service at the War Memorial in Dagenham Village, Church Street, Dagenham from 10.30am.

Cllr Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement said: “It’s important for us as a borough and as a community, to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. We know this year will have to be different, with limited events and not being able to hold a parade like we would normally. But we hope all our residents will pay their respects and reflect on those who did so much for us, safely and by adhering to government guidelines.”

The full schedule of events is as follows:

Sunday 8 November
10.00amThe video montage of the wreath laying will be played on the council website and Facebook.
Wednesday 11 November
10.30amDagenham Royal Naval Association will be holding a short service at the War Memorial at Dagenham Village, Church Street, Dagenham.
11.00amBarking and Dagenham Council will be holding a short service at the Job Drain Memorial Statue, adjacent to the Broadway Theatre in Barking. (Attendees are requested to arrive by 10.45am).

 

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