The Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has thanked Liverpool football club for their support to the families of the 96 victims killed in the tragedy 25 years ago.
Margaret Aspinall, who lost her son James, 18, at Hillsborough, said she was mindful of legal restrictions on what could now be said as a jury was hearing the current inquests.
The 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial service has come to a close.
The ceremony ended with a rendition of "You'll never walk alone", sung by Gerry Marsden along with the entire stadium.
The song followed a moving ceremony of speeches, readings and songs in memory of the 96 people to lose their lives in the tragedy.
Trevor Hicks, President of the Hillsborough Family Support Group and father of Sarah and Victoria Hicks who were killed in the Hillsborough disaster, has said that the families of the 96 people were responsible for its 'progress'.
Andy Burnham MP has praised the families and friends of the Hillsborough victims, saying "you have made your city stronger".
Speaking at the 25th anniversary memorial for the tragedy, the Shadow Health Secretary said: "You have taught me more than a lifetime in politics ever could: dignity, courage, humanity. You are truly the best of us."
Loved ones of those who died in the Hillsborough tragedy have been joined at Liverpool FC's Anfield home by players, club officials and ordinary fans among the 24,000 attending to mark the 25th anniversary.
Brendan Rodgers has commemorated the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy with a reading at the 25th anniversary memorial service.
The Liverpool manager said to the survivors and families of the victims: "You matter to us every day, and that inspires us to play".
Roberto Martinez, has made the first reading at the Hillsborough memorial service.
A minute's silence was held at 3.06pm, the exact moment the match was abandoned while the Hillsborough tragedy unfolded 25 years ago today.
In the city's main streets and shopping centres, public transport also stopped.
Heads bowed, some fans wiped away silent tears as they remembered the scores of lives lost in Britain's worst sporting disaster. The minute's silence ended with a round of applause, as across the city bells tolled 96 times at churches and civic buildings.
The memorial service marking 25 years since the Hillsborough tragedy has begun.
The Rev Kelvin Bolton, from the local parish of Christ Church and Holy Trinity, began the service.
He thanked the families and friends of the victims "for the example you have given us of refusing to give up, of giving to us... a picture of living life, sometimes at its worse, but demonstrating that human virtue of dignity."
The names of the 96 people who lost their lives were then read out, interspersed with hymns sung by a choir and the crowd.
As each name was read out, a corresponding bulb was lit up on a new memorial sculpture in the form of a giant ring.
David Cameron has used Twitter to pay tribute to those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, ahead of the 25th anniversary memorial service.
On the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough, my thoughts are with the families of the 96, the survivors and all those affected by the tragedy.