Local Assembly Member, Nick Ramsay, was pleased to attend the Royal British Legion’s Armed Forces Day Event held on Saturday in Abergavenny.
The event began with a parade through the town to St Mary’s Priory Church for a service to commemorate and mark Armed Forces Day, D Day and the Great War.
Speaking after the event Nick said:
“I was very pleased to have attended this event to recognise the dedication of all our armed services personnel and the important role they play and sacrifices they make for us.
“This year’s event was especially important as it marked the centenary of the start of World War 1. Raising public awareness of the contributions made by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces is very important and is a great opportunity to show support for all the men and women who make up the Armed Forces and Service families.
“ I was particularly moved by the photograph of the local men gathered outside the church in 1914 as they prepared to leave for war. What a patriotic generation, and what a sacrifice they made for us all.”