Due to Covid restrictions yesterday’s Remembrance Sunday celebrations were much quieter across Havering.
Veterans, MP’s and councillors all came to pay their respects across the borough in a socially distanced manner.
In Romford, the usual march and service were cancelled however, a number of veterans came to the memorial at Coronation Gardens to lay their wreaths alongside the Romford MP Andrew Rosindell. Reverend David Jebb from Trinity Methodist Church said a number of prayers and then after the laying off the wreaths Mr Rosindell led the veterans singing the National Anthem.
Mr Rosindell said: “Thank you to all those who attended this morning, to lay wreaths, salute our servicemen and women, say prayers and sing “God Save The Queen” with such heart and voice! – “We will remember them.”
In Harold Hill the short service was ended by a meaningful speech by Councillor Denis O Flynn, who is Havering’s Champion for the Armed Forces.
Residents and councillors in Harold Wood, Rainham, Harold Hill, Upminster and Elm Park all came out to lay wreaths at their respective memorials. Veterans stood proudly alongside them to honour the two minute silence at 11 0 clock.
Please see pictures from across the borough as residents came to pay their respects.
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