Once again, a large crowd gathered in the mist of a Bega autumn morning for the Anzac Day dawn service.
It appeared to be one of the largest crowds in some years, with service MC John Watkin remarking that the early morning service seemed to be getting more popular each year.
The short march was led by mounted members of the 7th Light Horse Bemboka Troop, with local veterans and their families forming up at the Bega War Memorial Gate.
A special address was given by Sergeant James Harmer of the 9th Regiment Royal Australian Artillery, reflecting on the meaning of Anzac Day on this, the 104th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.
"Today belongs to the women and men, who in their diversity reflect the Australia of 2019; just as the men of 1915 reflected the Australians of their time," Sergeant Harmer said.
"If the day's meaning has evolved over decades, its significance as part of Australia's national story has not."
The main Anzac Day march and service will take place along Carp St and at the memorial from 10.40am.