Thousands of Welsh soldiers fell in Flanders during World War I.
Now there will be a permanent memorial to them - and all Welsh men and women who served their country.
The memorial will be built from Welsh stone from Pontypridd, with a symbolic Welsh dragon completing it.
First Minister Carwyn Jones is visiting Belgium and Northern France for the start of 'Wales Remembers' - a programme of commemoration to mark next year's centenary of the start of the Great War.
Today he cut the first turf at the Memorial Garden at Langemark, near Ypres.
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