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.