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THOUSANDS of people attended Anzac Day services in Quinns Rocks and Yanchep on Tuesday, commemorating service men and women.
The Dawn Service hosted by Quinns Rocks RSL drew about 3000 people to pay respects to Australian and New Zealand troops.
President Peter Lofdahl said the sub-branch had received a New Zealand flag, flown on the day, from the High Commissioner and invited people to take photos with it to send back to the country.
The service included national anthems from both countries as well as hymns, readings and wreath laying.
Mr Lofdahl praised the younger people attending and taking part in the service at Quinns Rocks Sports Club.
“It never ceases to amaze me the amount of young children that are part of the choir and are here by the time I get here,” he said.
In his speech, Mr Lofdahl reflected on the role of horses and camels in World War I, including Wanneroo’s 10th Light Horse Brigade.
He said Australians fought with the light horse brigades over the next four years, while camels were used as beasts of burden to carry ammunition, water and other supplies, as well as serving as ambulances to transport injured soldiers.
Yanchep Two Rocks RSL held a Dawn Service at Yanchep Sports and Social Club, then a march and service at the War Memorial in Yanchep National Park.