Sunday, 27 July 2014

"We will Remember Them"

Sixty six men from Hay and Cusop marched off to the First and Second World Wars, and never came back. All their names were read out during the short remembrance service to mark the beginning of the First World War this evening, and sixty six long stemmed red roses were laid at the foot of the cenotaph. A trumpeter played the Last Post and Reveille, and three pipers from the Swansea Pipe Band played while the roses were being laid down. Father Richard said prayers, and a gentleman from the British Legion gave a short address, and then the pipers and colour bearers (Gareth Ratcliffe and a lady whose name I don't know) led the gathered crowd, including several veterans wearing their medals, to refreshments at the British Legion club.

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