Australians turned out in massive numbers to ANZAC Day dawn services this morning, with the nation taking time to reflect on the service of our nation’s armed forces.

An estimated 20,000 attendees at the North Bondi service covered the foreshore. Those looking to pay their respects banked up in the precinct as wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph.

An actual sea of people down at bondi for dawn service #lestweforget ??

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Similar scenes played out on the other side of the country, with Western Australians taking to Perth in order to demonstrate their appreciation for Australia’s current and former military members.

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Those at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance dealt with inclement weather during the service.

Solo ride to the Dawn service. Incredibly moving. So important to stop & remember & give thanks & gratitude to all those affected by the horror of war

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Adelaide residents took to the North Terrace War Memorial in order to show their thanks.

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Lest we forget.

Source: The Daily Telegraph.
Photo: @_alanarose_ / Instagram.