Thousands across Merseyside paid tribute today to our fallen heroes.

Services were held throughout the region to commemorate those who lost their lives in conflict.

A two-minute silence was held across the country as the UK marked Remembrance Sunday .

In Liverpool thousands gathered at The Cenotaph outside St George's Hall to remember the fallen.

The service began with a parade led by the band of The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment whilst soprano Danielle Louise Thomas sang to the crowds.

Services were held across the region

Crowds, which included families, servicemen and veterans, stood proudly in the cold as they listened to speakers.

Poppies, a poem written and read by Jane Weir, was spoken shortly before the firing of the gun which signified the beginning of the two-minute silence.

Poignant and emotional stories were told by Staff Sergeant Claire High, of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Crowds looked on as she told the story of losing two of her dear friends in the Iraq war.

Prayers were also read by The Bishop of Liverpool, The Right Reverend Paul Bayes and Mr Hardev Singh Sohal DL representing the Faith Leaders' Group.

Crowds outside St George's Hall

Meanwhile members of the local community came together in Liverpool 8 at the Black Merchant Seamen Memorial in Falkner Square.

A trumpet was played to bring in the two-minute silence, and the community shared their family stories of remembrance, including event organiser Donna Kassim, who has been campaigning to improve the site around the memorial.  

 

Poems were read out by Patrick Graham, Louis Julienne and Joe Farrag, who had organised the installation of the memorial in the square in the 1990s.

Earlier, Lord Mayor Anna Rothery attended the memorial to lay a wreath in remembrance.

In the Wirral, a service of remembrance was held at The Cenotaph in Hamilton Square.

The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Tony Smith was joined by service men, women, their families and armed forces representatives for the commemoration.

Crowds watched on as the parade marched outside The Cenotaph and a lone piper performed for ten minutes.

An estimated thousand attended the Wirral service outside Hamilton Square.

In Bootle Sefton Council leader Ian Maher is lead the wreath laying at the War Memorial.

Churches across the region also held their own Remembrance Sunday services.

A full list of the services which took place can be found here .

For coverage of the event as it happened you can visit our blog here.