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Centenary of Aberdare Cenotaph

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1334: tabled on 19 June 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the 100th anniversary of the erection of the Cenotaph in Victoria Square, Aberdare, which was unveiled on 8 March 1923 in memory of 700 men of the area who died during the 1914-18 war; further notes the later dedications to service men who died in the 1939-45 war and other conflicts, including the Falklands War; also notes with sadness the recent passing of Derek Luker, the former President of the Aberdare Branch of the Royal Welsh Regimental Association; congratulates the ongoing work of the Aberdare Branch of the Royal British Legion, the Aberdare Branch of the Royal Welsh Regimental Association, Valley Veterans and also the success of the Cynon Valley Combined Services Memorial Garden; further congratulates those organisations and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council on a series of centenary events through June 2023, and for their ongoing remembrance services and veterans welfare services; recalls the words of Mr Evan Jones, Chair of Aberdare Urban District Council, that such movements as the League of Nations should be successful in the future in preventing wars; and reaffirms the commitment to securing peace - heddwch - throughout the world.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.