The sound of bagpipes and trumpets pierced the dark morning air, as early risers gathered together to start the day off with the Dawn Service.
The day of the 104th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing was a special one for Griffith, with several special additions adding extra meaning to the events.
For the first time a wreath was laid on Anzac Day for Griffith veterans who fought in the Boer War, 120 years after the conflict began.
Three grandchildren of Boer War veterans proudly hung the arrangement on Thursday.
"It was very special, I've been wanting this for a while," descendant Kay Mitchell said.
St Mary's Pipe Band came down from Sydney to take part in Griffith's Anzac Day commemorations, and it truly made all the difference.
Many were left with goosebumps as bagpipes played during the laying of the wreaths.
The commemoration address by Sergeant Janette Wilcockson from the Royal Australian Air Force spoke of the heroism, mateship and sacrifice made my Australian and New Zealand service men and women across a multitude of conflicts over the years.
"We celebrate that part of us that makes us truly Australian - the spirit of Anzac," she said.
"The good, the bad. The greatness and the smallness.
"Against seemly impossible odds, these men fought to survive."
She reflected that on the dawn of that fateful day on April 25, 1915, the legend of a nation was born.
Joking in the face of adversity, not afraid to go against the rules of war to achieve victory, and to display unswerving loyalty to each other.
"These characteristics have been bred into Australians by the conditions of their homeland - the isolation, harsh terrain and conditions in Australia have led them to struggle against all odds and rely on their mates.
"We do not celebrate or glorify war, nor do we remember one battle. Today we remember the men and women who did not come home, and what they achieved."
Lest we forget.
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