Eighty four year old military veteran Ron andrew from Hyde has been recognised with the volunteering "point of Light" award by the Prime minister.
Ron has been tending to the graves of old soldiers and raises the awareness of the contribution of servicemen from the loacal area who fought in both world wars.
He said "it was an honour to be recognised and it is important that these soldiers are never forgotten."
Prime Minister David Cameron added " Ron has put into action the respect we all have for those who fought for this country. His efforts are an inspiration to others".