'My daddy, my hero': 2-year-old stands strong at funeral for Lee Rigby, soldier murdered on London street

Members of Lee Rigby's family, including his son Jack and his wife Rebecca, watch as the soldier's coffin leaves Bury Parish Church after his military funeral in Bury, England, on July 12, 2013. Peter MacDiarmid / Getty Images

Over a thousand well-wishers including Prime Minister David Cameron gathered at a military funeral on Friday for the British soldier who was hacked to death in broad daylight on a street in Woolwich, southeast London, two months ago.

The murder of 25-year-old Lee Rigby made international headlines in May and heightened community tensions in parts of Britain. Two men will stand trial in November.

Rigby's son Jack, 2, wore a T-shirt bearing the words "My daddy, my hero" on the back.

"He shouldn't have died where he died," said Stacey Walsh, 29, a volunteer support worker, who clutched a single rose as Rigby's coffin was carried through his battalion's hometown of Bury in northern England on Thursday.

"He served twice in Afghanistan, and he died on British soil, on his homeland," she said, visibly upset.

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Royal Fusiliers carry the coffin of Lee Rigby out of the Bury Parish Church. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP - Getty Images
Jack and Rebecca Rigby, the son and wife of Fusilier Lee Rigby, leave following his funeral service. Nigel Roddis / Reuters
A group of veterans wait for the start of the funeral service. Peter MacDiarmid / Getty Images