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Special service to be held in Romford to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 January 2018

People pay their respects at the commemorative service for Holocaust Memorial Day in Coronation Gardens.

People pay their respects at the commemorative service for Holocaust Memorial Day in Coronation Gardens.

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An invitation is being extended to residents across the borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at a special service.

The service will be held at the Holocaust War Memorial in Coronation Gardenss, Romford, from 2-3pm.

Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hende said: “The theme for this year is extremely important.

“The Power of Words – shows that we all need to understand the impact of what we say.

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an extremely important and emotional event.

“The day emphasises the need to take every opportunity we are given to end discrimination.

“I encourage residents to attend and show their respect for all of those affected by unfair persecution and genocide over the years.”

National Holocaust Memorial Day is on January 27.

For more information about Havering Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day service visit havering.gov.uk/hmd

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