Remembrance Day: Hundreds attend Barking service
PUBLISHED: 15:17 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:17 11 November 2015
Hundreds of people paid their respects to the fallen at an Armistice Day service this morning.
Veterans, residents, schoolchildren, community leaders, councillors and council employees observed a two minute silence near the Job Drain VC Statue in Barking.
Brian and Barry Moody – the grandsons of Barking’s Job Drain VC, who won the country’s highest medal of valour in the First World War – were among those who attended.
Cllr Darren Rodwell, leader of the council, said: “The people of Barking and Dagenham have shown they do not forget the sacrifices hundreds of thousands of our countrymen and women have made in the defence of freedom.”