AN hour-long service is planned to mark Holocaust Memorial Day ― Wednesday, 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
All are welcome to attend the event which starts at 10am in the Memorial Gardens in High View Avenue, Grays.
The programme for the memorial is:
10am Welcome Reflections — The Mayor
10.05am The Importance of the Holocaust — Cllr Joy Redsell, Cabinet member for Community Culture and Leisure
10.10am Prayers of Faith — Jewish representative
10.15am Commitment to Change — Andrew Mackinlay MP
10.20am Prayers and Statement of Commitment — the Rev Edward Hanson
10.25am Pebble Laying Service
10.35am The Last Post
10.40am One minute’s silence
10.45am Reveille, the National Anthem
10.50am Closing — Bob Coomber, Interim Chief Executive, Thurrock Council.
Thurrock Council is also hosting an event at the Thameside Theatre, Grays, on Friday, 29 January. It will be centred around a trip by 19 Thurrock students to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The doors at the Thameside open at 3pm. This event is also free and open to all.