Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family attend a Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London, U.K., to pay tribute to fallen soldiers. ((CBC))

A small group of Canadian veterans and others gathered at a park in London, U.K., to honour soldiers on Remembrance Sunday.

Those who attended the service at the Canadian war memorial included Minister of Veteran Affairs Greg Thompson and war veterans Mel Hooper and Jack Greeley, who both fought in Normandy in 1944.

"Don't forget the past," said Hooper, 89. "The past is important, more important than the future perhaps in some ways."

"It's just a powerful reminder of all those that sacrificed so much for us," Thompson said. "It's really touching to be here with some of those veterans today."

Earlier Sunday, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, a central London thoroughfare lined with government buildings.

Prince Philip, Prince Charles and other members of the Royal Family also placed wreaths at the base of the simple stone monument inscribed with the words, "The Glorious Dead."

Politicians followed in the wreath-laying, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown and opposition leader David Cameron.

The remembrance service is held every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the end of the First World War, which came at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918.

Today, ceremonies on Remembrance Sunday pay tribute to the dead in all conflicts, including the Second World War and those in Afghanistan and Iraq.

CBC Newsworld will broadcast the Remembrance Day ceremony, which honours soldiers, including 111,000 Canadians, who died in the two world wars, beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET.

With files from the Associated Press