YOUNG AND OLD STOP TO REMEMBER
PEOPLE across the Cynon Valley remembered the fallen on the centenary of the end of WWI last week.
Pupils at Blaengwawr Primary School made hundreds of poppies out of plastic bottles which were displayed across the school field and on the shelter.
Each class had made their own poppy wreath and, as more than 200 pupils stood in silence, they placed their wreaths respectfully beside the poppies to honour all those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War and all the other conflicts through the years.
The children had a roll call of every soldier from Aberdare who lost their lives in WWI and recited Flanders Fields, by John McCrae.
Headteacher Imogen Baker said: “This has been an incredible community effort and I am immensely proud of the great dignity and respect shown by all of the children, some of who are only three years old.
“Numerous visitors and parents have come to see the display of poppies in our very own field of honour.
“I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this memorable event.”
A service was also held in Mountain Ash the Last Post was played by the Hibernian Brass Band.
The rain poured down right up to 10.59am before the came out ready for 11am.
The service was held at St Margarets Church followed by the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial at Duffryn Woods.
Children from schools across Mountain Ash sang wonderfully, led by Libby Young.
The Remembrance Day event
Pupils at Blaengwawr Primary School made hundreds of poppies out of plastic bottles for their Remembrance Day event
at Mountain Ash