If there's one man who can lead an ANZAC Day dawn service better than anyone, it's Gordon Wade.
The Goulburn RSL Sub Branch president opened proceedings in front of a packed Belmore Park early this morning and explained the significance of the day.
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"On this day, of all days, we remember those who served or are serving our nation and those who died or suffered in times of war," Mr Wade said.
Reverend Norm Wakefield began proceedings with a prayer before Mr Wade and other people of note like Goulburn Mulwaree Council mayor and regional NSW police deputy commissioner Gary Worboys laid wreaths at the honour roll.
One of the speakers at the service was Goulburn High School captain Lachlan Handley who reflected on what the day meant to him.
"As a 17-year-old living in today's society, it's important our generation never forgets the importance of this day," Lachlan said.
"In order to appreciate the sacrifices that have been made, I'd like to reflect on the privileges that I have and the things I take for granted.
"I am able to wake up in the morning in a free country and have the opportunity to get an education."
Following that, an ANZAC poem was read out before everyone was told to stand for the oath, last post and the national anthem.
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