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Remembrance Day

New flags for Dagenham War Memorials

Aug 22, 2016

Over the past few weeks many residents may have noticed that the Union Jack has been missing from both the Dagenham Heathway War Memorial at the corner of Church Elm Lane, and the Dagenham Village War Memorial by Dagenham Parish Church.

The flags at both sites are normally replaced every two years in November prior to Remembrance Day to prevent them appearing too tattered during the service. However earlier this year it was noticed that the new flags were becoming quite worn a year ahead of scheduled replacement.

A parade short of a bagpipe

Aug 19, 2016

Another year passes and in three short months we will be remembering, as we do every year, that our liberties are built on the sacrifices of those that went before us. Remembrance Sunday this year falls on 13th November. Dagenham has a long and proud service history and has traditionally marked the day with a number of services across the borough. None more famous than the procession in Dagenham Village, led by the Dagenham Girl Pipers.

Remembrance Day in Dagenham & Rainham

Nov 10, 2014

This weekend councils across the nation held Remembrance Day services in memory of all those who have given their lives in armed conflict. This year, November 11th marks 100 years since the start of World War I, one of the most destructive conflicts in modern history. This Armistice Day will provide an opportunity for us to reflect on the sacrifice all those who lost their lives in service to the nation. Dagenham and Rainham have a long and proud history of service in war.

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