Hundreds of people gathered at services across West Gippsland yesterday to mark Remembrance day.
At the 11th hour of the 11th month, communities continue to gather to mark the signing of the armistice that ended World War I in 1919.
School students and community members stood alongside returned servicemen and women representing Australia's involvement in many conflicts since World War I.
At the Drouin service, RSL branch president Rod McNab said it was "incredibly important" that we continue to recognise the service the men and women provided in the name of our nation.
He said WWI was the first time men and women served under the one flag for Australia.
At the time, Mr McNab said Australia had a population of five million people and 60,000 people gave their lives in the conflict.
"There was not a family, not a community that was not affected," Mr McNab said.