Opening of The Field of Remembrance in Cardiff Castle

Today the annual Field of Remembrance opened in Cardiff Castle to honor all those who lost their lives during the war whilst fighting for our armed forces. This is done in many ways, such as planting thousands of poppies around the UK. Today the Last Stand tune was played on the trumpet by the army, and ‘The Exhortation’ was read. The service was led by Thee Reverent Canon Stewart Lisk and was attended by many important people such as Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales. Cardiff is one of six different locations, the others being in Belfast, Gateshead, Westminster Abbey, Swindon, and at the National Memorial Arboretum. The first ever Field of Remembrance was in November 1928 and was just a small display for a group of disabled veterans. However this caught the eye of the public and it caught on, growing more and more and is still going over 90 years later.

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