Lest we forget... see our full round up of remembrance services
MARKING Armistice day and Remembrance Sunday is a tradition going back nearly a century.
Across the country people gather around war memorials to pay their respects to soldiers who have fought for this country.
Here is a list of some of the events taking place near you:
Armistice Day (Friday November 11)
A service will take place at the War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens, Old Amersham, from 10.45am.
A service will take place at 10.40am in the forecourt of St Michaels & All Angels Church, Sycamore Road, Amersham, which will be attended by a local school.
Remembrance Sunday (November 13)
A service and wreath laying ceremony will take place at 10.45am at the War Memorial, in the Memorial Gardens, Old Amersham followed by a service in St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Street, Amersham.
BEACONSFIELD Armistice Day
A service will take place at 10.50am at the War Memorial, Windsor End, Beaconsfield.
A ceremony will be held at the War Memorial, followed by a service in St Mary and All Saints Church, Windsor End, Beaconsfield.
CHESHAM Armistice Day
A small service be held at 11 am around the War Memorial, The Broadway, Chesham.
At 10.30am a parade will move from White Hill, in Chesham, to the War Memorial on The Broadway.
A brief ceremony will take place after a two minute silence, where local dignitaries will be present for the wreath laying. The parade will then reform and march down the High Street to Market Square.
CHALFONT ST GILES
A parade will depart from the Scout Hut on Silver Hill to the War Memorial, in High Street.
A ceremony will be held there at 11 am.
CHALFONT ST PETER Armistice Day
There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial, St Peter’s Church, High Street, at 10.55 am.
A parade will depart from the foot of Gold Hill Common at 2.30pm, heading to St Peter’s Church for a service at 3pm.
A service will take place in St Leonard’s Church, Bois Lane.
Following the service, at around 11.30am, a parade will be led to the war memorial situated on the corner of North Road and Bois Lane, lead by the Chesham All Girls Band.
At 11.45am a ceremony of wreath laying and a roll of honour is performed, after which many of the participants will head to the Royal British Legion, in Woodside Road, Amersham.
There is no parade taking place this year.
Those who wish to attend the ceremony will start gathering from 10.30am at St Mary’s Church, Village Road, Denham.
A service of remembrance will take place at the Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre, in East Common, Gerrards Cross, at 10.30am.
There will be a procession down Iver Village’s High Street from the clock tower at 10.40am.
The procession will reach the War Memorial, in Thorney Lane, at 10.50am.
There will be another service in St Peter’s Church after that.
There is also a small event at St Leonard’s Church, Richings Park, at 10am.
A quiet procession will depart at 10 am from Jubilee Hall, School Lane, to the War Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Orchard Road.
(Above) Laying wreaths in Chesham last year; (below left) the Garden of Remembrance in Amersham Old Town; (below right) Beaconsfield War Memorial