Vale Of Glamorgan Council Remember the Fallen Soldiers of WWI
On Thursday, 9th November a service was held to pay respect to those that have fought and died in battle and to commemorate the end of the First World War.
Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Julie Aviet, Deputy Leader, Cllr Bronwen Brooks, veterans, and other dignitaries were present for the short service outside the Civic Offices to show their support for Armistice Day and remember those we have lost.
The ceremony was an opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.
This week marks the 105th anniversary of the Armistice, which was an agreement to end the fighting of the First World War and marked the start of peace negotiations.
In addition to the service a new memorial bench was revealed at Gladstone Gardens, opposite the memorial hall.
Cabinet member for Neighbourhood and Building Services, Cllr Mark Wilson who was present to witness the unveiling said “This is a very special tribute to those that have fought and died in WWI and proceeding wars”
“The intricate patterns and beautiful design are thoughtful and considered and reminds us of the brave men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country”
“We hope that it will be appreciated by everyone that uses it and provides passers-by with a convenient place to rest and reflect”.
The bench features a special commemorative design of white doves, to symbolise peace, and poppies which has been installed ahead of Remembrance Day
The Red Ensign and Royal British Legion Flag have been raised outside Civic Offices and will continue to fly for the remainder of this week, showing our support for Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
On Sunday, Barry Town Council will be holding a service at 10.45am at the Cenotaph outside the Memo Arts Hall, Barry.