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The first ever Bristol Poppy Day was held today. Members of the armed forces and service veterans gathered in the city centre to take part.
Organisers say it's being held so future generations never forget the sacrifice made by those who've died or been seriously injured in wars over the years.
Laura Makin Isherwood reports.
Students from Queen's College in Taunton are the first performers to entertain shoppers at Cabot Circus for the first Bristol Poppy Day.
Organisers hope to make it an annual event.
Members of the armed forces and service veterans are to gather at Cabot Circus in Bristol later this morning for the city's first ever Poppy Day.
It follows the success of a similar event in London which has raised the profile of the annual appeal.