Remembrance 2019: Barking parade to honour the fallen
- Credit: Sophie Cox
The sacrifice of those who died serving their country was remembered with a parade through Barking.
The Remembrance Day event began this morning (Sunday, December 10) at the war memorial in Barking Park, where wreaths were laid.
Cadets and members of uniformed organisations were among those who joined the mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Cllr Peter Chand and council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell in the park for the short service.
It was then followed by a parade through the town centre to St Margaret's Church, next to Barking Abbey.
Representatives from the different cadet groups and uniformed organisations carried their flags as they marched behind a band, with shoppers and shopkeepers alike coming out to pay their respects as the parade passed along East Street.
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Many of the participants then made their way into the church for a service led by the Archdeacon of Barking, Rev Canon Chris Burke.
He spoke about the different ways in which people may remember those who fought for their country, highlighting the story of a Derbyshire poppy seller who turned his mobility scooter into a tank.
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A two minutes' silence was also observed during the service.