As a golden sunrise lit up the Boulder War Memorial, The Last Post sounded throughout Loopline Park during the Anzac Day dawn service on Monday morning.
Hosted by the Boulder RSL sub-branch, hundreds of residents attended the annual service to pay their respects for soldiers who lost their lives during World War I and subsequent conflicts.
During the service, community representatives and individuals stepped forward to lay wreaths containing assorted flowers, customary red poppies and personal inscriptions to honour fallen soldiers.
Boulder RSL sub-branch president Dave Grills said the dawn service had proved to be popular in previous years, with Monday’s service no exception attracting about 1000 attendees.
He said it was encouraging to see many young people and primary school representatives attend the service to help keep the Anzac tradition alive for the next generation.
“I think it’s important that we keep the Anzac tradition. We don’t have any Anzac Day veterans left anymore,” he said.
“It’s good that the kids did (make wreaths) because they come from the heart and there’s some effort in there, that’s what Anzac Day is about.”
Later in the morning a day service was held at the park.
The Eastern Goldfields 55 Army Cadet unit was in attendance as the catafalque party for both services.