SERVICES REMEMBER THE FALLEN
Thousands gathered in Rockingham on Anzac Day to pay their respects to those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
More than 20,000 people gathered on the Village Green near the cenotaph in Rockingham for a dawn service, while there was also a strong turnout at the Port Kennedy dawn service at Memorial Park.
Gunfire breakfasts followed across Rockingham and local RSLs, before a street march and parade began at 10.30am in front of Churchill Park.
Hundreds of Australian Defence Force members, veterans and other community groups took part in the march that finished back on the Village Green, where a service was held in front of the cenotaph.
During the service the legacy of the Anzacs was remembered, with dignitaries and members of the public having the opportunity to lay a wreath during the service.
Major Lyndon Jackson, who was the master of ceremonies in Rockingham, said the services were very successful, with a number of people moved by the emotion of the day.
“It’s an opportunity to stop and just remember those people who have gone before us,” Major Jackson said.
An impeccable service was capped off by a flyover from two Hawk 127 lead-in fighters.
Royal Australian Navy personnel took part in the march on Anzac Day.
South Metropolitan MLC Aaron Stonehouse and City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels lay wreaths.
Members of the Military Brotherhood Military Motor Cycle Club took part in the Anzac Parade on Wednesday.
The Australian flag flies high over the Village Green in Rockingham.
Service personnel pay their respects to the Anzacs during Wednesday morning’s service.