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.
Ceremonies of remembrance have been held across the West Country in honour of servicemen and women killed in conflict. At 11 o'clock people across the region paused to observe two minutes silence in tribute to the war dead. Watch Rebecca Broxton's report here.
Thousands have lined the streets of Bristol in tribute to servicemen and women killed in action. At 11am veterans, servicemen and women, cadets and members of the public stood side by side to mark the 2 minute silence.
Wreaths of remembrance are placed on the war memorial on the High Street of Royal Wootton Bassett, where a service of remembrance and two minutes silence was observed. The Wiltshire town had become synonoymous with the repatriation of fallen service personnel.
People young and old place crosses of remembrance on the war memorial on the High Street of Royal Wootton Bassett.