Hundreds of people have taken their seats for the annual Armistice Day ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Events commemorating Armistice Day will take place across the East and West Midlands at 11 o clock to remember the fallen.
A number of services were also held across the region yesterday on Remembrance Sunday.
One of the largest services of remembrance will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire, where 93-year-old Dorothy Ellis, the last surviving WWI widow, will lay a wreath with a group of cadets.
The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, will today host an outdoor service to remember those who fought in the First World War as part of Armistice Day.
The last surviving widow of what is known as the Great War, Dorothy Ellis, will be among the guests.
The event will take place within the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial which is designed to allow a shaft of sunlight to dissect its walls hitting the bronze wreath sculpture when the two minutes silence takes place.
Senior representatives of the Government and the armed forces will attend an memorial service to mark Armistice at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, near Burton-on-Trent.
The last surviving First World War widow, Dorothy Ellis, is expected to attend the outdoor event at the Staffordshire memorial, which bears the names of more than 16,000 fallen service personnel.