PEOPLE from Horsham and the wider Wimmera paid their respects to the men and women who served, in a Remembrance Day service on Monday.
The service commenced at 10:45am at the war memorial in Sawyer Park, with Don Pirouet as MC.
Students from Horsham schools - Holy Trinity Lutheran College's Josiah Mock, Horsham College's Cade Dodson and St Brigid's College's Kyra Clarke - read poetry at the service.
Families of those who served in battle, from World War I to more recent efforts, laid wreaths at the cenotaph.
Mr Pirouet read the ode which was followed by a rendition of The Last Post.
Attendees then observed a minute of silence.
Among those who paid their respects was Leonie McGoolam of Horsham. She said she was there to honour her great uncle who was badly injured in World War II.
"I have had service people in my family ever since," she said. "My ex-husband was a Vietnam (war) veteran."
Rex Dumesny of Pimpinio paid his respects to his late uncle Arthur Dumesny who died in 1919 in France of his wounds from World War One.
Horsham mayor Mark Radford said it was important to acknowledge all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
He also urged people to attend the "going down of the sun" service at the Anzac Centenary Bridge from 7:30pm on Monday.
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