Warrant Officer Class One Greg Westhead. Photo: Andrew Perryman.

FOR some it was their first Anzac Day, to many it was another annual visit, but those who attended shared a common bond.

They wanted to spend time together to reflect on those many men and women who in decades past, and to the present day, have served and defended our homeland.

In most cases their service was in lands far from home, but it was for those at home they made the sacrifice, and Bendigo stood together to remember that.