Relatives of murdered soldier Lee Rigby will attend an Armistice Day service in Bury. The Royal Fusilier died after being attacked in London earlier this year. His mother Lyn is expected to give a reading at the regimental museum later this morning.
A man from Salford has pleaded guilty to scrawling graffiti about Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder on the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial.
Daniel James Smith, 21, of Grecian Street North, admitted writing "Lee Rigby's killers should hang" on the memorial in central London on June 5.
Colleen Gildernew, defending, said: "He had no idea that the war memorial was a war memorial.
"He is very disgusted with himself, even more so because of that."
Smith was planning on going to Fusilier Rigby's funeral but was arrested and could not go, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard.
Ms Gildernew said Smith had applied for a job in the British Army but was unsuccessful "because of his convictions as a young boy".
The court heard Smith has 44 convictions and has appeared in different courts five times this year.
Ms Gildernew said the experiences of Smith's two army friends - one who has lost both legs and another who suffers from memory loss as the result of a bomb - had an "emotional impact on him".
The damage to the memorial, which was created to remember the thousands of RAF crew who lost their lives in the Second World War, amounted to £870.
District Judge Quentin Purdy described the content of the graffiti inflicted on June 5 by Smith, and its location, as "highly emotive."
Fusilier Rigby - who was from Middleton in Greater Manchester - died after a knife attack in the street outside his barracks in London.
His mother Lyn and stepfather Ian told how Lee would call her to set their minds at ease if anything ever happened to a soldier.