Vigil to be held in Exmouth for Lee Rigby

PUBLISHED: 11:56 08 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:56 08 July 2013

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The Exmouth branch of the Royal British Legion is holding a short vigil to pay respect to Fusilier Lee Rigby.

Fusilier Rigby, from Middleton, died on May 22 after being attacked on a street in Woolwich, with his death sparking tributes nationwide.

The legion is now holding the vigil at the Strand War Memorial tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11am, to coincide with his funeral, and is inviting other organisations and residents to attend, with many already having laid floral tributes.

Branch chairman David Turner said: “Now it is fitting to share our feelings together for this tragedy of a British soldier being taken from this life on this our British soil, at the same time he is finally being laid to rest in the Manchester area

“We have sadly paid our respects to the many fallen in foreign climes but it strikes straight to our hearts when you realize that this is so close to home.

“The funeral is an opportunity for people to show their respect and grieve the death of a young soldier.

“We are all united in sadness at this tragic event. Our thoughts go out to the family and regimental friends.”

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