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Lee Rigby's Family Help Unveil Woolwich Barracks Memorial

The widow and son of murdered soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby have laid wreaths in Woolwich, as the nation fell silent to mark Armistice Day. The...

The widow and son of murdered soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby have laid wreaths in Woolwich, as the nation fell silent to mark Armistice Day.
 
Eleven local heroes were remembered at the poignant service
Eleven local heroes were remembered
The Royal Borough of Greenwich unveiled memorial plaques to commemorate 10 servicemen and one civilian from Woolwich who lost their lives in service of their country after the Second World War - with the most recent of those Fusilier Lee Rigby.
 
Fusilier Rigby was killed outside his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London, in May 2013 by two Islamic extremists.
 
A handwritten note on a wreath laid by his son Jack read: "To daddy, me and mummy miss and always love you."
 
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”
 
Earl Howe, Defence Minister of State in the House of Lords, attended the service and said:
 
"Today on Remembrance Day we stand here in the hallowed silence of a church to pay tribute to those honoured sons of Greenwich, who whether military or civilian, whether at home or abroad, died for our freedom."
 
 
Soldiers from the Royal Gurkha Regiment stood guard around the Cenotaph
Soldiers from the Royal Gurkha Regiment stood guard around the Cenotaph
Schools, offices and churches up and down the country took part in the two minutes' silence at 11am, marking the time when Allied Forces declared an end to fighting with Germany 97 years ago.
 
Veterans and their families, meanwhile, joined serving military personnel at the Cenotaph in London's Whitehall.