HUNDREDS of Mid-North residents braved the cold this morning to take part in annual Anzac Day services at Deloraine and Westbury.
Meander Valley Mayor Craig Perkins opened the Deloraine service with his address, paying tribute to those who lost their lives for Tasmanian freedom.
``I won't pretend to know what war is like, but I appreciate the sacrifice of the men and women to make this place what we live in today,'' he said.
``Today is a day of appreciation and sacrifice. A day of remembrance.''
In Westbury, numbers were up from last year at both the dawn and 11am service.
Westbury RSL sub branch president, Dennis Webb said the region's youth played a large role in their celebration of Australian freedom.
``Young people are embracing the Anzac spirit and a lot of that has to do with it being taught in schools,'' he said.
``We'll continue to involve young guest speakers each year.''