Lady Patricia Newton joined town mayor Bill Rose and Member of Parliament Priti Patel, during Witham's Remembrance Sunday.
About 400 people had gathered at the war memorial on Newland Street, to honour the UK's war dead, today (November 8).
Lady Newton laid the first wreath, followed by Councillor Rose and MP Priti Patel.
A total of about 30 wreaths were laid throughout the ceremony, where reverend Michael Child said prayers and blessings with a two-minute silence to remember those lost in battle.
The town’s cadets, scouts, brownies, councillors, emergency services and Royal British Legion Members were also in attendance.
Tom Pleasance, Secretary of the Royal British Legion’s Witham branch, said: “The parade went really well, even without the police closing the roads.
“The amount of respect shown was incredible – especially from the youngsters.”
The parade, led by the Caledonian Pipe Band, formed in the Avenue and marched down Collingwood and Braintree Road, and back to the memorial garden.
Mr Pleasance said: “All of the young people were extremely tentative throughout the service and kept up brilliantly during the march.
“I would like to thank everyone in attendance on behalf of the Royal British Legion.”