A CROWD of around 5000 people attended the Greenwell Point Anzac Day dawn service.
This year’s event marks the centenary of the end of World War I.
The march traveled down Greenwell Point Road to Anzac Park where crowds braved coolish weather conditions for the service.
Nowra RSL Sub-Branch again conducted the service led by president Fred Dawson and secretary Rick Meehan.
Commanding officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Fiona Sneath gave the keynote address, talking about the many sacrifices Australian service personnel have made throughout the various conflicts.
Numerous wreaths were laid on behalf of individuals and various local organisations.
In a fitting way to start Anzac Day in the Shoalhaven, the only thing missing was the traditional brilliant sunrise which usually coincides with the conclusion of the ceremony.
This year a large, low cloud bank to the east blocked out the sunrise until just before 7am.
- More coverage of the Greenwell Point Anzac Day march and service appears on the South Coast Register website – www.southcoastregister.com.au