Phil Jones is the Wales Area Manager for the Royal British Legion. He told ITV News it is important not only to recognise the sacrifices made by former soldiers, but also those still serving today.
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Organisers say there will be increased security at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, which began in Bridgend today.
Any remaining heavy or thundery showers will clear eastwards this evening.
Over 70 firefighters are currently tackling the fire, which is now confirmed to be at a scrap yard.