South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has urged residents across the Vale to join him in marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.
At an event in the Senedd – Mr Davies joined the Royal British Legion as they launched their #ThankYou100 campaign – to show the nation’s gratitude to the entire generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
The charity is calling on the nation to honour not just the 1.2million British and Commonwealth servicemen who lost their lives – but also those – military and civilian – who played their part on the home front.
Mr Davies said, “The First World War is without doubt a key moment in our country’s history – but it is also a very poignant one.
“Whether it was the brave members of our armed forces on the frontline – or civilians keeping our country running at home – everyone made a contribution – and this is something we must never forget.
“I’m proud to support the #ThankYou100 campaign as we show our gratitude to a generation who made so many sacrifices to secure our freedoms, values and way of life.
Ant Metcalf, Royal British Legion Area Manager for Wales, said, “The First World War left so many legacies that positively impact our lives today, from ground-breaking social change to pioneering innovations.
“We all have a connection to the First World War and everyone living in Wales today has a reason to say ‘Thank You’ to this special generation. We are grateful to Andrew for saying his own special thank you and hope it inspires others across Wales to do the same.”