Swindon Town Football Club captain Darren Ward writes:
"I wear with my poppy with pride because I think it goes without saying that the respect that myself and many others show, is for people who fought to protect our future.
"Everyone should see that and play their part in remembering these people. I keep a poppy in my car all year round to show extra respect and to always remember those who have put themselves forward for their country’s future.
"They will forever be respected and it’s important to always keep reminding yourself. It’s also easy to forget everyone associated with The Royal British Legion who do a very good job and who put the work in year after year."
The Royal Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance is open in the Walled Garden at Lydiard Park, Swindon
St Mary’s Church in Lydiard Park holds a daily Act of Reflection at 2pm each day (except on Monday 11 November when the Act of Reflection takes place at 11am).
The Field is open to visitors daily from 9am until 4pm and will close with a special ceremony on Sunday 17 November.
The first Royal Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance was opened by HRH Prince Harry in 2010.
This year there are Royal British Legion Fields of Remembrance in Westminster, Belfast, Cardiff and Gateshead.
Preparing for the centenary of the outbreak of World War I
The Swindon in the Great War project will be launched at Radnor Street Cemetery Chapel, Swindon on Saturday 23 November, 11am to 3pm, with the first of a series of exhibitions over the next four years.
Swindon historian Mark Sutton will display military artifacts and photographs of Swindon men who served.
The winter edition of Swindon Heritage magazine will be published on the day and people who attend will receive a free copy of Mark’s book Tell Them of Us, his exhaustive record of the men who died during the 1914 to 1918 conflict.
There will be hot drinks, mince pies and Christmas music. Weather permitting there will short guided walk around the chapel area, including the Commonwealth War Graves situated there.
Find out more at: www.swindoninthegreatwar.wordpress.com
South Swindon MP Robert Buckland writes about the importance of remembering Swindon in the Great War