A ceremony will take place at the John Condon Memorial in Cathedral Square later this morning as part of the National Day of Commemoration.
The event will honour Waterford people who died in wars overseas, and similar ceremonies will take place across the country.
It gets underway from 11.00am and members of the Defence Forces will form a guard of honour.
There will also be a prayer service, the raising of the flag, and a wreath laying ceremony which will be performed by Mayor of Waterford City and County, Councillor Declan Doocey.
Meanwhile, President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as well as members of the Government and Council of State will attend the main ceremony at the National Museum Collins Barracks in Dublin. Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Judiciary and Northern Ireland representatives will also be represented.
Family of those who died in past wars or on UN service and a wide cross-section of the community including ex-servicemen’s organisations, as well as relatives of the 1916 Leaders, have also been invited.
The President will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland.