Dagenham park falls silent for Holocaust Memorial Day
- Credit: Archant
Poems and prayers helped commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
Barking and Dagenham Council marked yesterday’s annual event in the Memorial Garden in Central Park, Dagenham.
Council leader, Cllr Darren Rodwell said: “Discrimination continues to this day and includes the use of the language of hatred or exclusion. There is still much to do to create a safer future and today is an opportunity to start this process.
“Pride, respect and cohesion across are cornerstones of our vision and Holocaust Memorial Day give us all the chance to demonstrate that we can stand together as one borough, one community.”
The Mayor, Cllr Simon Bremner, and Major Nigel Shultz of the Salvation Army helped Cllr Rodwell lead the minute’s silence.
You may also want to watch:
For more information about The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust work visit www.hmd.org.uk
- 1 Elderly woman dies after van collision in Dagenham
- 2 More than 150 attend official opening of 'fabulous' pocket park in Barking
- 3 New developments approved in Barking and Dagenham so far this year
- 4 Barking father's car stolen from driveway
- 5 Things to do in east London this weekend (August 7-8)
- 6 Dagenham mum vows more acts of crochet kindness despite missing postbox toppers
- 7 Marvel movie blockbuster Black Widow filmed in Dagenham
- 8 Man in hospital after being found with facial injuries in Dagenham
- 9 Dagenham pastry chef wins patisserie award
- 10 Man, 19, stabbed in thigh in Dagenham