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Field of Remembrance featuring thousands of tributes to the fallen opens in Cardiff

Cardiff Castle has been a Field of Remembrance since 2010.

Around 5000 tributes have been planted at Cardiff Castle to make up Wales' National Field of Remembrance.

Tributes planted can take the form of a Remembrance Cross, Muslim Crescent, Star of David, Sikh Khanda, Hindu Om or Secular Tribute.

The number is expected to rise as the field remains open to the public until Monday 25 November.

The castle is among six other Royal British Legion Fields of Remembrance across the UK, including fields in Gateshead, Westminster and the National Memorial Arboretum.

Volunteers were invited to lay tributes with their own messages.

The first Welsh Field of Remembrance was opened in 2000 in Cathays Park next to the National Memorial and moved to Cardiff Castle in 2010.

Andy Davies joined the Royal Air Force in 1969 when he was 16-years-old. He said it was a "privilege" to be asked to plant a tribute.

I have to be grateful for my life as it is today, and I wouldn't have that life if it hadn't have been for people who have made sacrifices in the past.

– Andy Davies

Jeannette Hares, from Caldicot, attended the service to remember her grandfather who was killed during WWI.

I always come down here every Remembrance service because then we can place a cross for him.

He only went out for about 6 months and then he was killed unfortunately, but so were many others, and that's why I'm here - to remember them all.

– Jeannette Hares
These poppies represent the men and women who died on D-Day.

The Royal British Legion has been planting Fields of Remembrance for over 85 years.

The field is also commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The poppies used to garnish the D-Day 75 stand represent the men and women who died on the beaches on Tuesday 6 June 1944.

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We don't just remember those that have passed and given their lives and sacrificed so much, but we also keep the memory alive and celebrate their lives for the people that are still living for their family and their friends.

– Megan Harris, Royal British Legion