On one of the most important days of the year, thousands of people stood on the main street to clap on local veterans.
The annual ANZAC Day march started at the intersection of Clinton and Auburn Street and concluded at the honour roll in Belmore Park.
Marchers included veterans, the Goulburn Soldiers Club Pipes and Drums band, Royal Military College Duntroon army cadets and men from the National Servicemen's Association.
"We gather here this morning to join other towns and cities in remembering those who served or are still serving our nation," Mr Wade said.
"We especially remember those who were killed, loved and never returned.
"We gather together in freedom and enjoyment of each other's company because of the sacrifice made by those young men and women.
"We must never forget that sacrifice."
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Among the distinguished guest was Goulburn Mulwaree Council mayor Bob Kirk, member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Peter Lloyd who turned 100-years-old.
Also at the official ceremony was Wing Commander Steve Laredo who gave the ANZAC Day address.
"We meet here today, not to celebrate or glorify the war, but to remember those who served our country in times of conflict and crisis," Mr Laredo said.
"We also remember those who served on the home front, supplying material and moral strength to our fighting forces.
"The days reminds us that when necessary, we must stand up for what we believe is right.
"As we face challenges in life, whether personal or professional, let's look out for each other and never leave a mate b ehind.
"Let's strive to be worthy of the memory of those who we honour today."
Commemorations also took place across the region including Yass, Braidwood, Queanbeyan and Crookwell.
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