Prime Minister David Cameron has attended an event in Plymouth to celebrate the Armed Forces.
He was asked what he thought the event meant for the servicemen and woman and said:
"This is about actually celebrating the enormous contribution the Armed Forces make every day of the year."
He added: "As prime minister it's a huge pleasure and a privilege to be involved in this coming together."
Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry VC has carried the Olympic Torch through the UK's centre of remembrance today to mark Armed Forces Day.
Communities across the UK will make a show of support for servicemen and women today as the country celebrates Armed Forces Day.