VIDEO: Doves release to honour Drummer Lee Rigby who died in Woolwich

A flight of doves were released at Kirton’s war memorial on Sunday to honour Drummer Lee Rigby, who was killed in Woolwich.

Kirton-based Lincolnshire Pet Crematorium director Clare Kerslake wanted to hold the event as a sign of respect and was aware of a national drive to release balloons at 11am 
in Drummer Rigby’s 

Kirton dove release for Lee Rigby

Kirton dove release for Lee Rigby

She discussed the idea with parents Sylvia and Steve Carter before deciding to release the doves as a peaceful and poignant way to remember the Manchester born solider, whose death last month has sparked national attention.

The doves themselves were released by Mr Carter, who was himself a former paratrooper.

Mrs Kerslake said: “I was in America on holiday when it happened and when I came back me and my niece and husband put some flowers at the war memorial.

“We were a bit disappointed that there weren’t many more flowers so we held the dove release.”

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The video has been recorded on a smart phone.