M62 Remembrance Parade 2013 39th Anniversary
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Reactions in Britain were furious, with senior politicians from all parties calling for immediate action against the perpetrators and the IRA in general. The British media were equally condemnatory; according to The Guardian, it was "the worst IRA outrage on the British mainland" at that time, whilst the BBC has described it as "one of the IRA's worst mainland terror attacks". The Irish Sunday Business Post has described it as the "worst" of the "awful atrocities perpetrated by the IRA" during this period.
The attack's most lasting consequence was the adoption of much stricter anti-terrorism laws in Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
There was a memorial to those who were killed, situated in the entrance hall of the westbound section of the Hartshead Moor service area, which was used as a first aid station for those wounded in the blast. There is now a larger memorial, set away from the foyer of the Hartshead Moor service area, following a campaign by relatives of the dead. A memorial plaque engraved with the names of the casualties was also unveiled in Oldham in 2010.

The Roll of Remembrance
The names of those who died and their unit are read

The Act of Remembrance

For the Fallen

They shall grow not old
as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning,
we will remember them.
We will remember them

The Last Post

Two minutes silence is kept


Kohima Epitaph

When you go home
tell them of us and say,
'For your tomorrow
we gave our today.'

The Laying of Wreaths by the families, and the representatives of the
Regiments, Associations and Boroughs of those affected.


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