Dorset will fall silent this weekend to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

There will be a number of parades and services taking place over Remembrance weekend, with marching bands, servicemen and families from across the county set to pay their respects.

Here is a round-up of the events happening near you.

Armistice Day is tomorrow and in Weymouth the service will take place on the Esplanade by the town’s war memorial at 11am, where there will be a two-minute silence. The service is organised by the Royal British Legion and is always well attended.

The town’s annual Service of Remembrance will be held at the Weymouth cenotaph on the seafront this Sunday at 11am.

Mayor Kevin Brookes who will will lay the council wreath on behalf of the residents of Weymouth and Portland, said: “As we move into this important period of remembrance, it is our solemn duty to remember those who were killed and injured in conflicts many years ago and those in more recent times.”

Wreaths will also be laid by the services, ex-service associations and local organisations.

After singing the national anthem the contingents on parade will march past the cenotaph. Ex-service organisations will continue to the American War Memorial where a short service will be held and wreaths laid.

In the evening, the Royal British Legion service will take place at Holy Trinity Church at 6.30pm.

Motorists are warned that the seafront from William Street to King Street will be closed to vehicles from 10am until noon on Sunday.

There will also be traffic diversions in place from noon until 12.30pm between King Street and the King’s Statue.

On Portland, there will be a gathering at The Drill Hall on Easton Lane at 10.10am on Sunday followed by a parade to the Heights Hotel at 10.20am for a service.

Dignitaries will take their place at the cenotaph at 10.50am and there will be a call to worship and Act of Remembrance at 10.55am.

In the afternoon a remembrance ceremony will be held at the America memorial in Victoria Gardens.

An evening service will also be held at St John the Baptist Church in Fortuneswell at 6.30pm.

Dorchester’s remembrance parade will begin from North Square at around 10.30am on Sunday, crossing into Cornhill at around 10.40am.

The parade will then march down South Street before assembling at the town’s war memorial where commemorative wreaths will be laid.

After the service, the parade will return through Trinity Street, where it will be dismissed.

An Armistice Day ceremony will be held at the Cerne Abbas war memorial outside the church tomorrow at 10.50am.

On Sunday a remembrance service will be held in the village from 10.45am at St Mary’s Church.

Abbotsbury and Portesham Royal British Legion will host a remembrance service in Abbotsbury church at 10.30am on Sunday. This will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at 11am. Each year the villages alternate which village holds the service, last year was Portesham. Prior to the Abbotsbury service there will be wreath laying ceremony at Portesham War Memorial in the churchyard.

In Bridport, there will be a remembrance parade on Sunday The parade will start from East Street at around 10.30am.

The Wessex Military Band will once again lead the parade along with representatives from the town’s uniformed organisations.

The parade will be followed by an inspection by the town’s mayor, Councillor Anne Rickard. After the parade a short ceremony will take place at the town’s war memorial before a remembrance service is given at St Mary’s Church. Councillor Anne Rickard will lead anyone who doesn’t want to attend the service to an open reflection at Bucky Doo Square.

In Beaminster, there will be a parade from the fire station to St Mary’s Church at 2.30pm on Sunday, November 12, where a special commemorative service will be held.

In Lyme Regis, there will be a couple of wreath laying services tomorrow. The first will take place at 9.30am at the HMS Formidable memorial in the town’s cemetery. Another wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Polish war memorial on Anning Road, between Woodmead Road and Queens Walk junctions, and will begin at 10.15am. A two-minute silence will be kept at the war memorial in St George’s Square at 11am, visitors are encouraged to arrive early.

A remembrance parade will take place in the town on Sunday. Visitors who wish to get involved have been told to meet at Langmoor Gardens at 9.30am for a 9.40am start. The parade will be followed by a remembrance service at St. Michael’s Church on Church Street at 10am. Serving representatives from all of the armed forces are expected to attend in uniform. The parade will reform at 11.15am and march to Cobb Square for address and dismissal at 11.40am.

The annual service will take place at Bovington Tank Museum on Sunday. Soldiers, veterans and families are set to attend, and visitors are welcomed. This year the service will be held in the Battle Group Afghanistan Hall and will begin at 10.45am. A wreath laying ceremony will take place after the service at 11.40am.

The newly opened Royal British Legion Club in Bovington called “The Legionnaire” will be open throughout the weekend for food and refreshments to members. This is the first Royal British Legion club to be opened for 60 years.

In Corfe Castle, a service will be held at St Edward’s Church at 10.30am on Sunday. This will be followed by a procession up East Street to the village war memorial, where there will be a remembrance of the village’s dead and names will be read aloud from the memorial. After the service people are invited to the village’s Royal British Legion for drinks and sandwiches.

In Wareham, there will be a parade starting from East Street at 10.30am on Sunday, which will march to Lady St Mary’s Church via St John’s Hill and Church Green. After an hour’s service at the Lady St Mary Church, the parade will reform at midday, and march to St Martin’s Church for a small service by the war memorial.

The parade will then return via North Street to East Street.

There will also be services in Blandford town centre on Sunday and at Blandford Camp.

North Dorset District Council Chairman Val Pothecary said: “In a world where good, honest values are seemingly challenged on a weekly basis, Remembrance Day provides the opportunity to reflect upon the sacrifices made by so many, of all nationalities, in the pursuit of peace and democracy. We owe those brave souls our enduring thanks and respect. Lest we forget…”

*For a small donation residents and visitors can pick up a poppy from North Dorset District Council offices at Nordon in Blandford, West Dorset District Council offices at South Walks House in Dorchester and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council offices on Commercial Road in Weymouth.

All three councils will also be raising their flags to commemorate Remembrance Day. They will be raised today and lowered on Monday.