Shoppers in Bristol joined the nation as it paused earlier this morning during a two minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
Tens of thousands of people across the region have been taking part in services of remembrance. A hundred years on from the start of World War One people paused pay tribute to those who lost their lives. David Woodland has this report:
A service of Remembrance is being held this afternoon at Gloucester Cathedral. Attending the service are Civic Dignitaries, including the High Sheriff and Vice Lord-Lieutenant, members of the Royal British Legion, Royal Naval Association, Gloucester Sea Cadets, serving and ex-members of the Armed Forces.
A parade will form outside the Cathedral at 4:30pm before being led by the Standard Bearers on a march through the streets of Gloucester.
Wreaths were laid at the memorial on the lower Green earlier this afternoon.
One lady who always remembers the sacrifices made by Britain's armed forces is Olive Cooke from Bristol.
At 91, Mrs Cooke is believed to be our longest-serving poppy seller.
Ellie Barker went to meet her.
People came to standstill across the West Country today to remember those who lost their lives in war. This year is the 95th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice - which brought World War One to an end.
Children gathered with members of the armed forces to pay title page their respects in Bristol this morning, with minutes of silence held at services across the West.
Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.