Field of Rememberance opening ceremony

The official opening of the Field of Remembrance.

Hundreds of people gathered today at Cardiff castle for the opening of the Field of Remembrance, despite the unruly Welsh weather.

The event organised by the Royal Poppy Legion, took place at Cardiff Castle, as it has done for the past 6 years. The private event let people lay tributes with crosses and poppies while listening in on the special service given by Reverend Canon Stewart Lisk.

The Royal Welsh Fusiliers opened with a band procession. Mark Drakeford read a poem in Welsh, along with other speakers who read poems and each layer a cross in remembrance of different legions.

Lieutenant Colonel Angela Briggs, 157 Welsh regiment said ” its a time to reflect and contemplate those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.”

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