The backdrop to the death of Lee Rigby was the fight for survival by the regiment he so proudly served.
His unit, the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, which recruits heavily from the North West - faces the axe under the latest round of cuts by the Ministry of Defence.
Daniel Hewitt reports now on the story of Lee Rigby's regiment and its defiant motto - once a Fusilier, always a Fusilier.
For more on the 2nd battalion's fight for survival check out 'Save our Soldiers - Save 2RRF' by Filterview Productions here.
In the second part of an interview with ITV News, members of Lee Rigby's family say they believe his death has united the country.
Our reporter Mel Barham writes about meeting the family and friends of Fusilier Lee Rigby, and the stories they told her about him.
Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers wanted to become martyrs - but it is his name that will be remembered.