As the Resolven Branch of the Royal British Legion recently ceased to exist and according to the Welsh Government Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations, only a fraction of the normal number of people gathered at the Resolven Cenotaph at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
A shortened service of Remembrance took place and due to the non-availability of the Vicar, Mr David Richards and Mr Roger Place, former members of the local British Legion branch lead the Remembrance and Mrs Diane Sims played pre-recorded ‘The Last Post’ followed by two minutes silence.
Talented village residents had prepared an unique display of poppies and appropriately painted stones at the gates of the Cenotaph.
Resolven found a new way to remember the fallen.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.“