Remembrance Sunday is a time for old soldiers to remember fallen comrades
With the conflict in Afghanistan still claiming the lives of British service men and women, Armistice Day still retains its poignancy.
As always, the Sunday closest to 11 November becomes Remembrance Sunday, whereby tributes can be paid to those who have died on active service.
The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal, raising money for veterans, has been operating since 1921.
As per usual, Leeds has organised its own tribute to the fallen.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Jim McKenna will lay a wreath at the war memorial in Victoria Gardens on Sunday 14 November 2010.
A procession will leave Civic Hall at 10.50am and finish at Victoria Gardens on The Headrow where a number of wreaths will be laid, including one by the Lord Mayor on behalf of the people of Leeds to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
Ex-service men and women plus members of ex-service organisations will congregate in Cookridge Street at 10.30am before marching to the Cenotaph.
Leeds Cenotaph adorned with Remembrance Day Poppies
The wreaths will commemorate lives lost in wars since World War One, including World War Two, the Falklands, the two Gulf Wars, and conflicts in Bosnia, Rwanda and Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
At 11am there will be two minutes silence after which a bugler will sound the Last Post.
After the service the Lord Mayor and civic representatives will proceed to the front of the Town Hall where a salute and march past will take place.
Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jim McKenna said:
"It is important to remember those who have lost their lives in battle. Remembrance Sunday is a time to reflect upon and remember those who have been killed in conflict since World War I and the sacrifice they made for us."
The Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Patrick Davey will attend a service at Tingley War Memorial, Bradford Road, Tingley at 2.15pm and lay a wreath.
Amongst those who will be on Parade are the Royal Naval Reserve, Leeds University Officers' Training Corps, RAF Church Fenton, Leeds Sea Cadets, The Rifles, Royal Artillery and The British Red Cross.