Remembrance Sunday marked with ceremony
CARDIFF will mark Remembrance Sunday with a ceremony and march through the city.
Detachments from the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force and the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets, will march from King Edward VII Avenue via Museum Avenue to the Welsh National War Memorial in Alexandra Gardens, Cathays Park.
They will be joined by columns of ex-Servicemen and women, organised by the Royal British Legion and columns of civilians representing organisations connected with current and past conflicts.
Music will be played by the Band of the Royal Welsh and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh from 10.40am until shortly before 11am when the service will begin with bidding and words of scripture given by Cardiff council honorary chaplain, Reverend Canon Stewart Lisk.
Cardiff council leader Huw Thomas said: “It is vital that we remember and reflect on the sacrifice made by men and women in conflict, ensuring younger generations learn about the importance behind the National Service of Remembrance.
“This is an opportunity for Cardiff and Wales to pay its respect to all those who fought and died in two World Wars and in all conflicts around the world as well as giving Cardiff council a chance to fulfil our promise that we will always remember the great sacrifice that the Armed Forces make for our city.”
The Canton Salvation Army Band will also lead ex-servicemen and women to the Cenotaph and will continue to play until the commencement of the service and during the hymn singing.
Cardiff Arms Park Male Voice Choir will also lead the hymn singing during the service.
At 10.59am a bugler from The Royal Welsh Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh will sound the Last Post followed at 11am by a gun of the 104 Regiment Royal Artillery, Newport who will be firing to mark the start of the two minutes’ silence which will be observed.
The ending of the silence will be marked by the firing of the gun and the playing of Reveille by the Bugler.
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones, said: “The National Service of Remembrance gives us a time to pay tribute for all those service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice, in the two world wars and conflicts since, for our freedom today.
“Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones in those conflicts and also with those armed forces personnel who are currently serving to protect our nation.”
St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School, Pentwyn, marks Remembrance Day every year, but since the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI in 2014, staff have been involving pupils from all age groups in making poppies and writing prayers and messages to the world ST TEILO’S
A service will take place at the Welsh National War Memorial in Cathays Park PETER BOLTER