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  1. "My husband and sons were at the game that day but I went through so many emotions watching on TV that it is only fitting that I come today to support those who didn't."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:39:00 by Barbara Jenkins, 61, Anfield)
  2. "I'm an Everton fan but I've come to the service today to remember those who died and show the solidarity that is the backbone of our city."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:28:00 by Mark Evans, 34, Huyton)
  3. "I'm not old enough to remember Hillsborough really but I've come to the service to pay my respects. These services serve an important function as they continue to raise awareness so we can achieve our goal of getting justice for the 96 who died."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:26:00 by Steven Campbell, 19, Aigburth)
  4. "I come every year as I witnessed the terrible scenes on TV at the time and I feel it is vital that we pay respect to those who lost their lives in such awful circumstances."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:24:00 by Melissa Thorpe, 40, Wavertree)
  5. "It is important that we continue to remember those who died, it took 96 people to die to ensure that all grounds are safe and we must never forget that tragic day."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:23:00 by Michael Hennessey, 36, West Derby)
  6. "Well my two sons and my son in law were there on that day and I was just praying that they would come home safe and thankfully they did. I come here every year for the people that didn't, it was a horrible, horrible day and no one will ever forget it."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:21:00 by Judith Taylor, 56, Garston)
  7. “It is a sad day for everyone, it’s just a matter of paying your respects. I just hope we get justice one day for all the victims. I know a few people who went; I have a couple of mates whose dads have died. Some family friends also died. I'm pretty scarred by it. The fans will always be remembered, every game we go to they are remembered.”

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:08:00 by Chris Hudson, 23, Skelmersdale)
  8. “Through the years, it has affected me more and more. At the time I was only nine years' old. It’s only really come into my mind in the past three years, especially because of the 20th anniversary. I don’t think the importance should ever be underestimated. I think this disaster should be taught in the national curriculum from junior school onwards."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:07:00 by Ste Martin, 28, Anfield)
  9. “I was there, I didn’t lose anyone, but we lost 96 that day. It means a lot to me. As soon as I knew I was in work, I booked the day off for the memorial. I come here every year. It means a lot to the whole city, I’ve even seen people in their Everton shirts come in and pay their respects.”

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:07:00 by Gary Coleman 40, Bootle)
  10. “Every year, and I should say every minute of every day, it’s on people’s minds, the survivors and the families of the bereaved. It’s not something you can lock away in a cupboard, and bring it out once a year, it’s something that is always there when loved ones are involved. It's not easy, the pain never goes away."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 21:06:00 by Kevin Robinson, 63, Kirkby)
  11. "It's an important day in our history. Whilst I wasn't there that day, I feel it is my responsibility, along with others, to make sure those who died so tragically are not forgotten and to ensure that Justice for the 96, their families and all those affected, is achieved."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 19:36:00 by James McKenna, 24, Bootle)
  12. "It's a show of complete solidarity by everyone in the city; it's what makes being part of Liverpool so special. You have got to be inhumane if seeing how together everyone is doesn't make you feel proud to be part of it all. That's why Liverpool is the best city in the world."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 19:13:00 by Liam Pennington, 22, Litherland)
  13. "I was a kid, nine years old, playing out in the front garden and I remember my uncle was there and you could just tell somehow that something really bad had happened. For 96 normal people to die just watching a game of footy, it doesn’t seem right does it?"

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 17:02:00 by James Miller, 31, Aintree)
  14. "Nearly quarter of a century on and we’re still being lied to. The police can keep trying to hide it but Hillsborough is part of this club now. We won’t forget what went on and neither should anybody else."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 17:02:00 by Stephen Doherty, 42, South Kirkby)
  15. "It unites the city because, red or blue, we are a family at the end of the day. Coming to the ground gives us a voice. We saw it two years ago with Andy Burnham [then Culture Secretary], people started listening when they heard us shout."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 17:01:00 by Gary Lindsey, 41, Colchester)
  16. "I was there, I saw what went on. The police have done nothing about it and there’s no justice about it. Even if none of the media came we would still do it, year after year."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 17:00:00 by Reg Shaw, 61, Speke)
  17. "We come here and say a prayer to make sure that those that died know that we won’t forget them. There’s still anger here in the city and there will be until we get some movement from the Government."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 17:00:00 by Ali Bates, 32, Hoylake)
  18. "I’m an Everton fan so I obviously wasn’t at Hillsborough but I know people that were and I guess we are just showing our respect by coming to the stadium today."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 16:59:00 by Joseph Green, 52, Wallasey)
  19. "Everybody in Liverpool seems to know at least one person who has been affected by Hillsborough. My cousin was there and thank God he returned but we come because of the families that have been treated so badly. They deserve our support."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 16:58:00 by Jan Dolby, 59, Speke)
  20. "Coming here today is about respect. The families of the 96 haven’t been given any by the people running the country so we come to remind them that we care."

    (Posted on 2011-04-15 16:57:00 by Terry Mannion, 34, Waterloo)