Stanley Pace, who served in the Korean War, tells ITV News Central he is "honoured" to attend the ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
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Police have expressed concern for a missing 13-year-old girl who was last seen on Saturday.
A lorry driver has died in a serious crash between two lorries on the A50 near Uttoxeter. The road will be closed all morning.
After a cloudy morning with occasional rain drier and brighter conditions will develop by early afternoon with sunny spells.