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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Old Market Square in Nottingham was a blaze of orange, green and white as hundreds brave the blizzard-like conditions.
Snow showers to continue with bitterly cold conditions across the region.
Bitterly cold and windy with snow showers, sometimes heavy.