Dagenham park falls silent for Holocaust Memorial Day

Major Nigel Schultz, Mayor Cllr Simon Bremner and the council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell observing a

Major Nigel Schultz, Mayor Cllr Simon Bremner and the council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell observing and leading the one minute silence - 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.


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For more information about The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust work visit www.hmd.org.uk

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