Hundreds of people gathered at the cenotaph in Southampton for the annual Remembrance Day service. The city's two MPs and The Lord Mayor along with representatives from all three services and community leaders from all faiths took part.
More than 140 members of the Royal Navy and Marines from Portsmouth have been training ahead of the Remembrance ceremony in London.
The 96 members of the Royal Navy, 8 QARNNS (Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service) and 46 Royal Marines will also be taking part in the Festival of Remembrance.
The members will also be taking place at the Royal Albert Hall and the Lord Mayor's Parade on Saturday as well as the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London.
Marching training for all the events has been taking place during the week at HMS Excellent in Whale Island in Portsmouth.
State Ceremonial Training Officer, Warrant Officer Dickie Henderson said: ‘The best part about this training is seeing the final polished article. Having the sailors go out there on the day and do what they have been trained to do is very rewarding.
"The parade is very important for everybody here. It is a day for remembering the fallen from both the Great Wars and more recent conflicts."
Organisers of a Remembrance Day parade in Kent say they may have to cancel it this year because fewer police officers will be around. Kent Police say the parade in Chatham needs to be re-routed, but organisers are not happy. Tom Savvides reports.
Yesterday we remembered the millions of servicemen and women who gave their lives in defence of this country. And all around the South there are thousands of families who keep alive the memory of relatives who made the ultimate sacrifice, sometimes long ago.
In some cases though the link is lost and in the first of two pieces our Correspondent Derek Johnson travels to the battlefields of World War One to find out what happened to the family of two brothers killed together in Northern France.