Remembering those lost on 7/7

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (far right) attended the ceremony with senior members of London’s Emergency Services, including BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther (3rd from left)

 

Today we remember the 52 innocent people killed and 700 injured by a terrorist attack on London’s transport network on 7th July 2005.

Wreaths were laid today at a ceremony in Hyde Park at the 7 July Memorial.

In a speech, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan paid tribute to those that died as well as those who helped the injured.

The mayor praised Londoners’ resilience while paying tribute to those that died.

“We will never forget those innocent victims, and as we grieve for them we also pay tribute to the heroic efforts of the emergency services and first responders who selflessly ran towards danger to help others,” he said. “Londoners showed resilience and unity in the face of huge adversity in 2005, and sadly our city has faced difficult times since then. But, standing together, we uphold the values that make this the best city in the world, united in defiance against terrorism.”

Among those joining him at the service were British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, her City of London counterpart Ian Dyson, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade Danielle Cotton, and London Ambulance Service Chief Executive Garrett Emmerson.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the ceremony.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the ceremony.

 

7 July Memorial

The 7 July Memorial was unveiled in Hyde Park on the fourth anniversary of the disaster, Tuesday 7 July 2009. Located in the south east corner of Hyde Park. The memorial comprises 52 stainless steel pillars, collectively representing each of the 52 victims, grouped together in four inter-linking clusters reflecting the four locations of the incidents. Constructed from solid-cast, long-lasting stainless steel, each pillar measures 3.5 metres high and is unique, with individual characteristic finishes brought about by the casting process.

Sources:
Twitter: @Mayor of London
BBC News
7 July Memorial photo: By Hahnchen at Wikimedia Commons  – Own work.

 

 
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