Aberdeen City Council has donated £10,000 to Poppy Scotland to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The authority has also bought a sculpture called The Tommy, which will be erected in St Nicholas Kirkyard along with a display of wooden crosses to honour those who died.
The six-foot aluminium structure, which has been seen at such places as the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, The Big Pit in Wales and The Tower of London, will go on public display on November 4.
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Lord Provost Barney Crockett said the council is determined to commemorate the fallen in the coming weeks.
He believes the Great War transformed the whole of north-east society and told the Press and Journal it was essential the sacrifices made a century ago were never forgotten.
Mr Crockett said: “We are the only authority in Scotland which has made this commitment to Poppy Scotland and we want people in Aberdeen to feel we are reflecting how the troops will always be in our thoughts.
“The Tommy will be a permanent representation of all the soldiers who gave their lives, whether in the trenches in France or Belgium, or further afield across the world.
“The war changed everything and the scale of the losses should never be forgotten. Men of all ages and from all backgrounds gave their lives for their country and it touched every community in the north-east.”
The council has confirmed that the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting is holding a week of remembrance events.
It has been awarded 10 silhouettes, funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, of seated military figures which form part of a nationwide installation called There But Not There.
Mr Crockett added that several schools in the city have organised their own WWI tributes and expressed the hope that the whole city would join together in November to commemorate Armistice.
He said: “It’s important that young people learn about what happened between 1914 and 1918 and it’s encouraing that schools are showing initiative in arranging tributes to those who fought.
“Obviously, the old soldiers from that conflict are all gone now. But next month, I very much hope that Aberdeen will stop to reflect on what they did for their country.”