A combined community effort and a generous donation from a local business has led to the Berry War Memorial being given a facelift.
Berry RSL Sub-Branch president Ray Strong has been left delighted the way the community rallied to bring the memorial back to glory.
Mr Strong met Shoalhaven City Councillor John Wells at the memorial on Anzac Day in an unofficial capacity so Cr Wells could lay a wreath on behalf of council.
"I mentioned to John how the concrete around the memorial had become discoloured," Mr Strong said.
"We both agreed it needed a spruce up and John jumped into action."
Cr Wells arranged for Shoalhaven City Council staff to pressure wash and clean the Alexandra Street monument.
He then arranged for fellow members of the Berry Rotary Club to undertake the work of sealing the concrete.
"John even went to South Coast Decorative Concrete Supplies to purchase the sealant and when owner Darren Woods heard what they were doing he donated the product for free," Mr Strong said.
"It was a great gesture and one the RSL appreciates greatly."
And to show that appreciation the Berry Sub-Branch presented Mr Woods with a certificate of appreciation at his Bomaderry business on Wednesday.
"It's just our way of saying thanks," Mr Strong said.
"It was a great community effort to give our memorial a facelift and we very much appreciate it."
Mr Wells said it was a simple act and with RSL members "starting to get on" it was a task the Rotary members could easily undertake.
"Everyone was keen to be involved and the end result was a great community-based effort to give such a significant monument a facelift," Cr Wells said.
"We try to support local community-based organisations," Mr Woods said.
"The memorial has a long history and it was our honour to be able to help."