Johnson: “Today reminds us that London’s strength ultimately lies with its people”
7th July 2009: The fourth anniversary of the 7th July bombings, which killed 52 people in the capital, will be marked today by the dedication of the London Bombing Memorial in Hyde Park.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join the TFH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prime Minister to meet the families of the victims of the bombings and representatives of the emergency services and will attend the dedication ceremony.
During the ceremony the names of all those killed in the bombings will be read out and followed by a minutes silence.
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London said: “We will never forget the tragic events that took place in this great city on the 7th July 2005. This memorial echoes the steely determination shown by Londoners in the days following the bombings.
“We have done much to make London safer, but today reminds us that London’s strength ultimately lies with its people.”
The London Bombing Memorial will consist of 52 pillars (stelae), each of which will represent one of the victims. he dedication ceremony will take place at 11am on Tuesday 7th July.