Friday, July 12, 2013

Lee Rigby R.I.P.

Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was murdered on an ordinary street in London after serving his country in apparently far more dangerous conditions in Afghanistan, will be buried today. He leaes a widow and a baby son.

Hundreds of well-wishers honoured Lee Rigby yesterday at a vigil on the eve of his funeral.
Comrades, forces veterans and members of the public lined the route to Bury Parish Church where soldiers have kept a guard of honour over the body of Fusilier Rigby overnight before his funeral today.

His family thanked the public for their "overwhelming support" ahead of his funeral today and said his death had united the country.

Fusilier Rigby's mother, stepfather and widow said good wishes had flooded in from around the globe and from people of all religions in the past seven weeks.

The 25-year-old had become "a hero" and the intentions of his killers had "backfired", said his stepfather Ian.

His wife, Rebecca, 30, said: "There are so many kind and generous people out there. It's just horrible that it takes something such as this to make you see how many good people there are."

Britain has not always been as grateful as we should have been for the efforts which the brave men and women of armed forces make on our behalf, or of the risks which they run.

Let us all remember Lee Rigby today.

Rest In Peace

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