Over the last few days, our communities and county has come together as part of the annual Remembrance period.

It was an honour to take part in services in both Holywell and Flint, with a terrific turnout of both organisations and individuals. I’m also grateful to Becky Gittins for laying a wreath on my behalf in Mold.

Last week ahead of Armistice Day, I had the privilege of leading a Remembrance debate in the Senedd – an opportunity for us to collectively reflect on service and sacrifice. It was also a chance to pay thanks to the work of the RBL and the many incredible volunteers who give their time and commitment to support those who have served and those who continue to serve.

“The important and enduring work of the Royal British Legion is also central to remembrance activity; the importance of its Poppy Appeal and the amazing work of volunteer poppy collectors in communities across Wales who have been out at all hours and in some dreadful weather over the last weeks.  And, of course, this year the Legion have moved to a new sustainable plastic free poppy.


The money raised during remembrance makes a real difference, in both looking after the families of those who have given their lives in conflict and those who have been forever scarred by their service.”

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