Y faner heddwch ar adeilad y Cyngor Sir yng Nghaerfyrddin
Carmarthen's Guild Hall Square was full at 12 o'clock on Saturday afternoon as Carmarthen Town Council along with Cymdeithas y Cymod town branch and Carmarthenshire County Council raised the International Peace Flag to mark the United Nations' World Peace Day.
It is believed that this is the first time that an entire county in Wales has marked the occasion, and specially commissioned peace flags could be seen flying in the beautiful September sun from the County Council's buildings in Carmarthen, Llanelli and Ammanford.
The short ceremony was led by Councillor Peter Hughes Griffiths. Participants included Councillor Jeff Thomas the Mayor, the Carmarthen Male Voice Choir, Bro Myrddin Ensemble and the Rev. Beti Wyn James. The town's youth was represented by Lois Campbell, Member of the Welsh Youth Parliament.
In an impassioned speech she said: "I stand here as a young person as I want to change the world, not on my own of course, but by holding hands with millions of other young people across the world who are craving for peace."
In thanking everybody for coming, Mererid Hopwood, Chair of Cymdeithas y Cymod, Wales said: "It's our hope that other towns and parishes throughout Wales will be inspired by this event to hold similar events in the future to mark this important day."
Cymdeithas y Cymod, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation in Wales and CND Cymru have joined to voice their concern about the USA and Russia’s decisions to withdraw from the INF treaty.
Peace and justice groups across North Wales strongly oppose the use of RAF Valley and Welsh airspace by pilots from Saudi Arabia as they prepare to contribute to the war in Yemen. They call upon their supporters to gather outside the main gates of RAF Valley to hold a vigil at 5.30pm on Wednesday 7th November.