Most organisations in the district also took part and they were joined by dignitaries including Cheshire Chief Constable Peter Fahy, Northwich town mayor Mel Slater and Weaver Vale MP Mike Hall.
Cllr Slater lead the wreath-laying and took the salute as the parade formed for the march-past.
In Winsford scores of people wore their poppies with pride to remember servicemen and women who died in conflict.
Poppy organiser Dilip Solanki-Koli said: 'We had a big turnout, I think it was more than last year. As well as members of the Legion, we had the Guides, Army cadets, sea cadets, members of the Cheshire Regiment Association and the Burma Star Association. We also had people in from St John Ambulance and the Winsford schools.
'There was more younger people there than before. It's an important day. It's part of our history. I think it touched people more this year.'
Families also turned out in Middlewich to mark their respect for the war dead.
Middlewich Royal British Legion paid tribute over four days, holding a service at the cenotaph on Thursday and remembering victims of an air crash in Byley before the Remembrance Sunday parade.
Following the band and Legion were town mayor Jim Basford and members of Middlewich's Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies, Boys' Brigade, Middlewich and District Round Table, 41-Club and the Rotary Club, followed by Middlewich firefighters.
Legion branch chairman Don Taylor said: 'The parade went very well. It was a massive turnout.
'I think November 11 will go on for ever, that's the object of it, to remember why people died.
'It's not just the world wars we think about but we remember servicemen from Korea, Cyprus, the Falklands, Bosnia, Burma and, more recently, Iraq.'
Police helped Middlewich to keep a perfect silence, stopping traffic in St Michael's Way from interrupting the two-minute silence.