THE unveiling in France earlier this year of a memorial to soldiers of the Worcestershire Regiment who fell during fighting following the D-Day landings shows that events of more than 50 years ago are not forgotten.

This weekend, the nation will be asked to remember once again, not only their sacrifice but that of all those who lost their lives in conflicts which marred the 20th Century.

In towns and villages across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, members of the Royal British Legion and representatives from all sections of the community will gather to observe the Two Minutes' Silence and continue Remembrance Day into the 21st Century.

Events include:

Barnards Green: Sunday, November 12: The standard of the Barnards Green branch of the Royal British Legion will be at a short service at Christ Church at 10.50am, which includes observance of the Two Minutes' Silence. There will then be a short service at the War Memorial around 11.45am. Legion members will also be joined by representatives from the Royal Air Forces Association.

Bromyard: Saturday, November 11: Short service and Two Minutes' Silence outside Bromyard Town Council Offices, Rowberry Street, at 10.50am. The Standard of the Bromyard Branch of the Royal British Legion will be present, as will members and the branch padre, the Reverend Paul Cubitt. Sunday, November 12: Remembrance Parade from the Tenbury Road Car Park from 2.40pm, through the town, into Church Street and then to the Parish Church for a 3pm service. Afterwards, the parade will march to The Falcon for refreshments. Royal British Legion members and the standard will be in the parade, together with representatives from Bromyard Fire Station, the Guides and Brownies.

Leigh and District: Members of the Leigh and District Branch of the Royal British Legion will join villagers for a service at Leigh Church on Sunday, November 12. People are asked to gather at the church at 10.45am and the Two Minutes' Silence will be observed at 11am. The branch standard will also be present at the Malvern event in the afternoon.

Malvern: Saturday, November 11: The Two Minutes' Silence will be observed at Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern, at 11am. People are invited to assemble at 10.50am and there will be a short address by Malvern's Mayor David Williams, before silence is observed. Afterwards, wooden crosses will be laid and a Royal British Legion bugler will play The Last Post and Reveille.

Sunday, November 12: Parade musters at 2pm by the post box in Graham Road and at 2.15pm will march to the War Memorial in the grounds of Malvern Library for a service led by the Reverend John Barr, Vicar of Malvern Priory, and the laying of wreaths. The parade reassembles at 3pm to march to the Priory via Graham Road and Church Street for a service at 3.15pm. It reassembles again at 3.50pm in the Priory churchyard and marches to Graham Road, where the mayor will take the salute. Afterwards he is holding a private reception at the Abbey Hotel. As well as the Malvern Branch of the Royal British Legion, the parade should include representatives from the Fire, Ambulance and Police services, Malvern branch of the Air Training Corps and Malvern Sea Cadets, as well as West Worcestershire MP Sir Michael Spicer.

Callow End and Powick: Saturday, November 11: Members of the Powick and Callow End branch of the Royal British Legion will be joined by local people at the War Memorial at Callow End at 10.45am ready to observe the Two Minutes' Silence at 11am.

Sunday, November 12: Legion members will form up at the Red Lion car park at 10.30am ready to parade to the Parish Church at around 10.40am for a service and to observe the Two Minutes' Silence. In the afternoon, there will be a gathering at the Callow End War Memorial at 2.15pm for a short service and then a service in St James' Church.

Cradley: Cradley Royal British Legion will hold its Remembrance Day parade on Sunday, November 12 outside Cradley Church. The local branch of the Royal Engineers Association will join the parade which forms at 10.40am. The service will take place at 10.45am and will be followed by a parade to the war memorial with two standard bearers.

Ledbury: Saturday, November 11: A maroon will be fired to mark the beginning of the Two Minutes' Silence in Ledbury on Saturday. Standards from the Ledbury and Little Marcle and District branches of the Royal British Legion will be paraded, together with that of the Ledbury Women's Section by the War Memorial. The party will form up around 10.50am.

Sunday, November 12: The parade will form up in St Katharine's Car Park at 10.45am and then march up Bye Street and the High Street to Top Cross, where it will double back on itself and form up in front of the War Memorial. There will be a short service and laying of wreaths before it heads for St Michael and All Angels' Church for a service. The Mayor of Ledbury, Coun Clive Jupp, will be present and Herefordshire Council will represented by Wing Commander Don Rule. As well as Royal British Legion members, the parade will include a party from HMS Ledbury, Scouts, Guides and the Ledbury Swifts Football Club.

Little Marcle: Saturday, November 11, see Ledbury.

Sunday, November 12: Service at Canon Frome Church at 10.30am, at which the standard will be paraded.

Much Marcle and Yatton: Members of the Much Marcle and Yatton Branch of the Royal British Legion will mark Remembrance Sunday at Much Marcle Parish Church at 10.50am.

Severn Stoke: Events are obviously subject to the weather but the plan is for a service at St Denis Church at 10.45am, which will include parading the standard of the Severn Stoke branch of the Royal British Legion and involve the Scouts and Guides. After the service members will parade to the War Memorial for a short service at around 11.45am.

Upton-upon-Severn: Saturday, November 11, again subject to weather: Two Minutes' Silence and Last Post outside Upton Memorial Hall.

Sunday, November 12: Short service and wreath-laying outside the Memorial Hall at 10am and then a parade will form up in New Street. As well as the Legion members there will be representatives from the Army Cadets, Scouts, Brownies, Guides and Cubs, Upton Town Council, Malvern Hills District Council, all led by the Upton Marching Band. The parade will arrive at Upton Parish Church around 10.50am for a service and afterwards march to the Cross for wreath laying around 11.45am.