ONCE AGAIN, all across the borough, the people stopped to pay respects for the fallen.
In Grays, Tilbury, Ockendon, Chadwell and Stanford-le-Hope, representatives of the community held services.
The main service was in Grays. It was led by Rev Darren Barlow from St Peters and St Pauls church.
Once again, it was a seamless service, perfectly pitched and superbly organised.
The most poignant site was the presence of private Alex Stringer who some months ago returned from Afghanistan with terrible injuries.
The former William Edwards student took his place in the parade and in the march-past the borough’s dignitaries.