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Commemorate the Great War

Great War

Remembering events surrounding the First World War in Rhondda Cynon Taf

August 4, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, and to remember all of the local men, women and children who were affected, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is launching its own dedicated First World War web page.

This page will pull together information about all the different things the Council is doing to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Visit our First World War Centenary Page


Cllr Maureen Webber, Cabinet Member for Council Business and Corporate Affairs, said: “The First World War had such a profound impact on our communities, and over the course of the next few years, the Council will seek to commemorate the Great War appropriately.

“Our dedicated web page will provide information about all of the projects, events and exhibitions being organised by the Council in respect to the centenary commemorations, and will develop over the course of the commemorative period,.

“It is important that today’s generation remember and never forget our past to ensure that the sacrifice and service of 100 years ago is still remembered 100 years from now.”

As part of the Council’s ongoing commemorations over the next few years, the Council will also continue its annual tradition of marking Armed Forces Day to raise awareness of the major contribution made by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces.

It also gives the Council and residents the opportunity to show their support for those who make up the Armed Forces Community – from veterans and serving staff to the cadets, reserves and, of course, the families of our troops.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is also proud of its Community Covenant, which sets out the commitment it shows former and serving members of the Armed Forces and their families, from financial assistance to signposting to support services.

All planned events to commemorate the First World War will be listed at www.rctcbc.gov/uk/whatson

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