Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the day for us all to remember those who stepped up and put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms and defeat fascism.
Welsh Regiments have a long and proud history in our armed forces. Theywell known for being steadfast and answering the call of duty when we need them most.
It is only right that we recognise and pay tribute to the huge legacy of service by all of our brave servicemen and women, both now and in the past.
As we move forward into this new world which we find ourselves in, I believe we need to look at the way things are here in Wales.
It is clear that Lloyd George's mission of building a 'home fit for heroes' is still not acomplished. We need to refocus our efforts and ensure that it is.
So today, let us honour all those who have served on the frontline and given their lives to defend our freedom.
Then from tomorrow, let's focus on working together to build a fairer and more just society here at home.