Anzac Day 2019 | See photos from Guyra's dawn service

Young and old gathered around Guyra's cenotaph this morning to pay respect at the dawn service.

The morning service allowed early risers to commemorate the lives of service personnel who were killed and wounded in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

Marked as one of Australia's most important national occasions, April 25 Anzac Day, marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

In 1915, ANZAC soldiers formed part of the expedition set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies.

Although the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives, the actions of Australian and New Zealand forces during the campaign left a powerful legacy.

What became known as the "Anzac legend" became an important part of the identity of both nations, shaping the ways in which they viewed both their past and their future.

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