Published: Thu, May 24, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Wigan pays tribute to those who died at Arena bombing

Wigan pays tribute to those who died at Arena bombing

The singalong came after a day of events to mark the first anniversary of the horrific event, including a service at Manchester Cathedral - including a one-minute silence observed across the United Kingdom - and a gathering in the city on Tuesday evening (22.05.18).

They included the Manchester Survivors Choir, made up of people who were at the arena on the night of the fateful concert last May 22, and Parrs Wood High School's Harmony Group, whose post-attack tribute went viral a year ago.

Less than two weeks later, Grande helped organize the all-star "One Love Manchester" benefit concert, raising millions to help victims of the deadly terrorist attack and their families. Also on the song sheet was One Last Time, a hit for Grande, who had tweeted: 'Thinking of you all today and every day.

Albert Square hosted the Manchester Together - With One Voice event, as a day of remembrance for the 22 who died in the arena bombing drew to a close.

"The targeting of the young and innocent as they enjoyed a carefree night out. was an act of sickening cowardice", Theresa May wrote in the city's local paper the Manchester Evening News.

The Duke of Cambridge and Theresa May were among those who paid homage at a special ceremony at Manchester Cathedral before a minute's silence was observed.

"We are showing Manchester and the world that we carry on", said Cath Day of the Manchester Survivors Choir. In fact I know I love you all big time massive'.

Mani from The Stone Roses said: 'One voice Manchester - sing it up'. The Lord Mayor of Manchester, June Hitchen, and the Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend David Walker, were also part of the event.

The service, attended by first responders, civic leaders and some of the scores injured in the bombing, led the minute of silence at 2.30pm (2330 AEST), which was also marked at British government buildings nationwide.

People laid flowers and cards in St Ann's Square, which became a focal point for mourners after the attack.

Bells will ring out across the city center at 10:31 p.m.to mark the exact moment of the explosion past year.

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