On Remembrance Sunday, we stand together as a nation to pay tribute to the generations of service men and women who lost their lives serving our country, and defending our freedom and democracy.
It is an occasion when we step out of our busy lives, when we pause from enjoying the liberty and opportunities that were won at such a cost, in order to say, “thank you” and “we will remember you.
In Wales, we have a long and distinguished military history. We can all be rightly proud of the utmost professionalism and unyielding dedication our service men and women have shown. The people of Wales will always honour, with respect and appreciation, the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.
We also reflect on current conflicts around the world, and the daily sacrifices made by those who continue to defend our values and way of life. Our thoughts and thanks are with them, as well as with their loved ones, who miss them but support them every step of the way.
As we bow our heads in silence. we join together as a nation to show that their commitment does not go unnoticed, and that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.