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 memory.
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.”
Visit our website, www.bostonstandard.co.uk, for a video of the dove release.
The video has been recorded on a smart phone.