Air cadet Kaden Driller stands guard during a Horsham Remembrance Day service on Saturday. Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians communities joined national commemoration services to reflect on the Australian lives lost during armed conflict. Remembrance Day activities were many and varied. Dimboola Masonic Lodge, for example, opened its doors to the public for a presentation of the ‘Ceremony of the Vacant Chair’. Lodge officers laid wreaths at the foot of the ‘vacant chair’, draped with the Australian Flag, in honour of all fallen servicemen and women. People from Donald, Warracknabeal, Horsham, Hopetoun, Dimboola and Nhill were present at the ceremony, including RSL representatives from Nhill, Hopetoun and Dimboola. After the presentation, guest speaker Pam Cupper, co-author with husband Philip Taylor of the book ‘Gallipoli... a Battlefield Guide’, spoke about experiences in the years of researching material for the book.