A series of events are planned across the region to celebrate Armed Forces Day.
The annual day is a chance for people to show their support for service personnel, past and present and young cadets.
In Liverpool the day will be marked with a service at Exchange Flags followed by a Parade, starting at the Town Hall at 10am
In Birkenhead a 1940s themed day is planned with events in Hamilton Square involving veterans, charities and businesses.
Among events in Lancashire, the bandstand in Oakhill Park in Accrington will host the first ever 'Pals Prom' today.
Activities start at the park from 12 noon, and will include performances by the East Lancashire Concert Band at 7pm.
In Manchester a military veterans' parade is planned from St Peter's Square from 11am.
Several military vehicles and a Jet Provost cockpit will be on display.
Servicemen and women will also travel free on Greater Manchester's Metrolink on Armed Forces Day and forever after.
Metrolink is providing free travel to any service personnel or reservist if they present their military pass.
It was a convincing victory for the Leave campaign in the North West.
A vote by 54 to 46 percent to quit the EU, a bigger majority than nationally.
Our Political Correspondent Daniel takes us thorough the political repercussions of this momentous decision
During the campaign it was often said the votes of young people would be crucial, and of course it is future generations that will have to live with the outcome.
But turnout among 18 to 24 year olds was lower than other age groups.
Ann O'Connor's been talking to a group of students at Edge Hill University in West Lancashire:
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Talking to our Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt UKIP's Steve Woolfe MEP said he was 'hopeful' of a vote to leave and says 'North of England could be the setting the scene for the UK leaving the EU tonight.'
Talking to ITV tonight from Manchester Airport the Shadow Home Secretary, Leigh MP and Manchester mayoral candidate said he was encouraged by the numbers going to the polls and he "Understands the concerns of the Labour voters who have voted leave" adding "I dont think it has been a very good debate, dont think it has risen to the enormity of this decision to be honest."
Jenny Watson will later announce the turn out figure of this historic vote
Verification of ballot papers underway at Manchester Central
The historic vote on Europe and how the north west will be at the centre of it all.
The polls for the referendum open in the morning and the result is due to be announced in Manchester on Friday.
Our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt has covered the referendum throughout the campaigning from both sides of the debate, but now its over to you.