RESIDENTS across the region stood shoulder to shoulder in commemoration of the soldiers who have served, fought and died in defence of the nation at Anzac Day ceremonies.
In Cobden, veterans, school students, young families and town leaders paid their respects.
Anzac Day co co-ordinator Dillion Greaves estimated about 300 people gathered for the service.
“It went very well,” he said.
“There were heaps of people that turned up and the weather held out.”
Mr Greaves said 32 wreathes were laid on the day.
“We had various community groups supporting the day which was great to see,” he said.
“It was good to see everyone turning up and supporting it.”
Representatives from the town’s clubs and organisations, veterans, school representatives and district residents laid wreaths at the war memorial.
The traditional morning tea which followed the ceremony allowed residents time to reminisce about those who had served.
Port Campbell residents attended a dawn service, with strong numbers of community members paying their respects.
The Simpson community held a ceremony at Jaycee Park on Wednesday, April 24, which drew attendance from the wider community, including the Simpson Primary School.
Speaker on the day, Paul Parsell, said the ceremony was “excellent”.
“We saw some new faces which was really good,” he said.
“The kids make it, it was a good day.”
Mr Parsell said the Simpson and district community was supportive of the annual event.
He said involving the children at Simpson Primary School would help ensure the tradition of commemorating the day continues long into the future.
Lest we forget.