Veterans, their families and friends gathered at the Cowra War Memorial to commemorate Remembrance Day on Monday.
President of the Cowra RSL sub-Branch Steve Overman said it was important for the community to commemorate the day and keep traditions alive.
"It's great to see a great turnout especially on a workday and it is much appreciated," he said.
"Today we remember those who fought and sadly died during past conflicts and those today who serve to protect all Australians and our place in this world."
Mr Overman also spoke of the place Remembrance Day held in the community.
"Australians are a hardy bunch, we survive droughts, floods, bushfires and cyclonic storms but we always rally together, help each other out and grow from our losses and become stronger," he said.
"This is mateship, a word that is inherently Australian, and Remembrance Day is a marker during the year to remind us of who we are and of those who sacrificed physically, mentally and emotionally to allow all of us to live in the greatest country in the world.
"As we depart today I want you all to remember those brave souls that made the ultimate sacrifice but also those who are still with us and their families," he said.