For the first time in 100 years, female veterans lead Sydney's ANZAC Day March.
This included 100 year old Molly Cummings who has seen family come and go to war a number of times.
She farewelled her two uncles and brother, not knowing if she would ever see them again. Her brother served during World War II, in the Middle East and New Guinea.
"Fortunately, he survived," Ms Cummings told AAP.
"Anzac Day reminds me of him and my uncles."
Nearby was wheelchair-bound Kath Schmid. She was too unwell to march in last year's parade.
But the 92-year-old, guided by her daughter, didn't want to miss the chance to be at the front this year.
"It's very exciting," she told AAP.
Ms Schmid worked on the magnetic mine testing station during WWII for the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service in Darwin.