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Wales falls silent on Remembrance Sunday

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A National Service of Remembrance for Wales has taken place in Cathays Park.

Detachments from the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force and the Merchant Navy marched from King Edward VII Avenue to the Welsh National War Memorial in Alexandra Gardens before a two minute silence was held.

This year the event marks the centenaries of women's service in the regular Armed Forces, the Battle of Passchendaele, the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the 100th birthday of forces' sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn.

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.

– Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales

Remembrance Sunday offers us all an opportunity to pause and reflect on those who have fought and are still fighting for us. It is important we never forget the contribution and sacrifices of our past heroes but also look forward with hope for our Armed Forces community living on today.

– Antony Metcalfe, The Royal British Legion