The sound of the Last Post echoed across the Illawarra as communities stopped to mark Remembrance Day on Tuesday.

At 11am, ceremonies fell silent in recognition of service men and women who put their lives on the line for our country - those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, veterans who continue to bear scars of conflict and personnel still serving. . . .

In an indication the Anzac spirit is being kept alive through younger generations, students from Koonawarra Public School sang two heartwarming songs.

''Hold Your Head Up High'' and ''Lest We Forget'' were among the words amplified by a light breeze.

The students might be too young to understand why they were at the service, but their presence didn't go unnoticed. . .

In a special tribute to the Australian Red Cross, which celebrates its centenary this year, part of the service was dedicated to unveiling a commemorative garden. . .

Lakeside Memorial Park . . . garden was the first legacy garden to be built in an Australian cemetery . . .

Photos: The Very Rev. Branko Bosancic represented the Serbian Orthodox Community

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