WHILE numbers were down at many ANZAC Day services in the Shire of Mundaring, the spirit of the day was still widely celebrated.
Shire President David Lavell said it was pleasing to see thousands of people turn out to local services.
"Around 500 people attended the sunset service at Blackboy Hill in Greenmount on 24 April, before local scout groups held an overnight vigil," he said.
"A crowd of more than 2000 was in attendance for the 25 April dawn service at Blackboy Hill, which has a great significance in Western Australia's history.
"Around1500 people attended the Mundaring service which includes a march."
Cr Lavell said the Shire was proud to support all the services in the Shire, with a march and service in Chidlow also attracting a significant crowd.
"This is the second year the event has been held and the first the Shire has been able to come on board and support," he said.
"There was a Gunfire Breakfast, march to the Chidlow Village Green and a service attended by around 300 people. Many local groups including the Chidlow Progress Association, Chidlow Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Mundaring Rotary were involved to make these events possible.
"Across all our services in the Shire it is fantastic to see the spirit of the former and current ANZAC's live on and future generations upholding long-held traditions."