Re­mem­brance Sun­day marked with cer­e­mony

South Wales Echo - - News - THOMAS DEA­CON Re­porter thomas.dea­con@me­di­

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

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