Services are underway in Lochnegar to commemorate the battle of the Somme which began 100 years ago.
The area is well-known for a 300ft crater formed by an allied explosion during the battle.
Lochnagar Crater is now a peace memorial dedicated to "fellowship and reconciliation" between all nations who fought on the Western Front.
Pastor John Pressdee said: "Help us remember our common humanity, and as we celebrate the young lives who died in the pursuit of peace, help us to apply the lessons and to learn the lessons of history so that we would never have to travel that road again."
The people behind the moving tribute marking 100 years since the Battle of the Somme were unknown - until now.
Acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo has written this piece of prose exclusively for ITV News to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.
The War Horse and Private Peaceful author joined ITV News in Northern France to reflect on the sacrifices made at the Battle of the Somme.