The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is holding a day of commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
The Countess of Wessex has unveiled a memorial to 48,000 men who worked in British coal mines during the Second World War.
A memorial is being officially unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.
Hundreds of people attended a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.
The names of those who have been killed in recent conflicts are carved on the wall around the memorial.
Chuck Hall, a veteran of 20 years service, said:
I've come from Derby today but actually I've come from Canada, to Derby, for today... I've come to remember my buddies... I served 20 years.
Bert Hayward served in Korea and said:
I come here three, four, five times a year to pay my respects for those that have gone and those that are still serving.
A motorcycle group called Ride To The Wall has raised more than £300,000 to help with the upkeep of the arboretum which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
The first memorial dedicated to Royal Navy personnel - past, present and future - has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas in Staffordshire.
It's meant to be a place of reflection and comfort, for anyone with a link to those who keep our waters safe.
A woman who lost her son in Basra says the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is too important a place to get rid of, and it would break her heart if it closed.
Carol Jones was instrumental in getting the Basra Memorial moved from Iraq to the Arboretum. She says she prefers to go to the memorial in Staffordshire than to her son John's grave.
A Staffordshire MP has criticised a decision by the Ministry of Defence to cut funding to the National Memorial Arboretum, calling it an "embarrassment".
While the MoD says it extended funding which was due to be cut altogether last year, Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant argues that it's still not enough. He says the Arboretum gets a fraction of the funding given to other memorials - despite attracting much higher visitor numbers.
There are calls for the government to re-think its decision to cut funding for the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
The MP for Lichfield, Michael Fabricant, has called the removal of the grant a national disgrace, saying:
> "This is an embarrassment and a national disgrace. I shall work with the NMA to pile the pressure on the Ministry of Defence into supplying adequate funding... The National Memorial Arboretum and the Armed Forces Memorial are an iconic centre for national remembrance."
The arboretum contains the National Armed Forces Memorial dedicated to the 16,000 servicemen and women who have died since the Second World War.
'The Unknown Warrior', an LMS Patriot class steam locomotive under construction as a memorial to the fallen, has been 'blessed' at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Members of the Army, Navy and RAF were present, alongside the company behind the engine, organisers of the Warley National Model Railway exhibition, and rail enthusiasts from the general public.
A steam locomotive, mostly built in the Midlands, has arrived at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to be dedicated.
The engine, named 'The Unknown Warrior', has still not been completed, but it has travelled on a lorry from Wales, where it was assembled.
The locomotive is to be the only LMS Patriot class engine in existence, after none of the originals was saved.
It is now to travel to Birmingham's NEC, to take centre stage at this weekend's Warley National Model Railway Exhibition.
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.
Thousands of bikers have ridden through the Staffordshire countryside for the sixth annual Ride to the Wall.
The event, which ended at the National Memorial Arboretum, is designed to show support for the Armed Forces and is attended by many former servicemen.
Some of the riders told ITV News Central why they take part in the event - and what it means to them.