City of London pays tribute to emergency services’ workers
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This year’s event at Guildhall was attended by representatives from London’s emergency services, Members of the City of London Corporation, City residents, and representatives from businesses in the Square Mile.
The 999 flag was raised in Guildhall Yard, followed by a two-minute silence, and concluding with addresses from Alderman Ian Luder, representing Lord Mayor of the City of London, William Russell; City of London Police Commissioner, Ian Dyson; and Guild Vicar of St. Lawrence Jewry, Rev Canon David Parrott.
“Of course, there have been many tragic instances since then when the emergency services of London have been called upon.
“Today is a chance for us all to reflect on their dedication, their service, and their sacrifices, but also for people to learn more about the opportunities that are on offer for careers in the emergency services.”
“Emergency service workers have some of the most demanding jobs imaginable, often putting their own safety aside to look after the public. It is only right that we recognise their dedication and bravery, and remember colleagues who have sadly lost their lives whilst performing their duty.”