HUNDREDS gathered at Sawtell's First Ave to commemorate Anzac Day, honouring our fallen soldiers.

With a police vehicle in tow, war veterans could be seen waving to the crowds from vintage cars.

They were followed by a procession of servicemen and women, local school students and community groups marching down Sawtell's main road.

The crowd moved to the Lyle Rose RSL Memorial Park where the Main Service took place.

Vice President of the Sawtell RSL Dallas Burrage, who led the Service, remarked the Dawn Service this year had received the largest turn out he had seen.



A LARGE crowd has assembled in the Coffs Harbour city centre as the community commemorates Anzac Day on this the 104th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. 

War veterans riding high in jeeps, servicemen and women decorated with military medals and the 15th Northern Rivers Lancers on horseback have greeted those paying their respects to past and present servicemen and women at the Coffs Harbour Cenotaph.

In Canberra, Dorrigo's own Corporal Mark Donaldson VC has given the national dawn service commemorative address. 

In a moving delivery, Corporal Donaldson reflected on the importance of Anzac Day. 

"We don't necessarily have to go away to war or to win a Victoria Cross or do something brave to have courage," he said. 

The Afghanistan War veteran reflected on the origins of the Australian war legacy. 

"We will never forget what those Anzacs endured and gave at Gallipoli and be inspired by the sacrifice and spirit," Corporal Donaldson said. 



IT was a morning to remember with locals and visitors gathering to pay their respects during Anzac Day dawn services.

Hundreds of people gathered at the services to honour those who lost their lives in war.

If you missed the Dawn services, click here to see when the Main service is on near you.



725 squadron: 725 Naval Squadron freedom of entry march at Coffs Jetty Strip
725 squadron: 725 Naval Squadron freedom of entry march at Coffs Jetty Strip