Every November, we come together to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have given their lives for our country. Additionally, we show solidarity with those in the Armed Forces community.

This year, on November 12, Southampton and Hampshire will once again come together to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

The events include the laying of wreaths and the wearing of poppies – a tradition that has existed since the formation of the Royal British Legion and the poppy appeal more than 100 years ago.

As a sign of respect, poppies were selected to commemorate those who fought and lost their lives during the First World War.

Daily Echo: Remembrance Day - 1993 - Southampton.

While the Western Front was bomb-blasted and chaos-stricken, one thing flourished and shone through the bleakness – the poppies.

Many of the soldiers are said to have been moved by the sight of them.

In 1921, a remarkable £106,000 was raised during the first poppy appeal - an amount which would equate to over £5 million by today's standards. This money was used to aid veterans in need.

Daily Echo: Veterans march from The Cenotaph after the Remembrance Day Service in Southampton.

Each year, a tremendous amount of poppies are sold by the charity - more than 40 million.

Many Hampshire citizens have recently been proudly wearing their red poppies, and this Sunday will be no different as they journey to church services, war memorials and town centres to honour those who gave their lives.

Over the years, Southampton has hosted several remembrance services in honour of those who have served and sacrificed for their country, as these images show.