‘Stand together’ was the message shared yesterday at the Holocaust Memorial Day in Romford.
The special event was held at Coronation Gardens and attended by all party members who came to pay their respects to all those who died during the Second World War and to those still suffering genocides in our world today.
Rabbi Lee Sunderland, Rabbi of Romford and District Synagogue gave a moving speech. He spoke about the tragic events still to this day taking place in our society and how we have a responsibility in making sure we play our part in stopping them from happening in the future.
Poems were read by the Deputy Lieutenant of the Borough Mark Bryant and by the Mayor’s cadet Emma Diliway, Hornchurch and Upminster Sea Cadets.
The event was closed by Havering’s dignitaries who placed candles by the memorial to honour the dead.