This weekend thousands of people will honour the contribution made by the men and woman of Britain's Armed Forces.
Across the Midlands there will be events where people will be showing their support for the military.
Nottingham will be at the centre of the national celebrations, with tens of thousands expected to attend.
Peter Bearne reports on preparations for the military parade.
A photo collection of today's Armed Forces Day parade in Nottingham.
More than 60,000 people are expected to turn out to salute the Armed Forces today as Nottingham steps into the national spotlight.
Many events are taking place across the UK to commemorate Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 29. Here is a list of events in the Midlands.