SILENCE descended on the crowd of people gathered at the Remembrance Day ceremony as the Last Post began to play.
At 11am today in the Bundaberg CBD, traffic came to a standstill, heads were bowed and people paused to remember the brave men and women who served in the First World War.
Bundaberg RSL subbranch president Paul Tramacchi said this year's crowd was one of the biggest he had seen.
"This day is all about remembering our fallen soldiers and unsung heroes who put their mind and body on the line for us," Mr Tramacchi said.
"It is wonderful to see so many people, young and old, honouring the Anzac spirit," he said.
The Bundaberg service paid tribute to the many fallen soldiers from the region as well as those who had come back from the war.
"Our region suffered a high price for our soldiers' efforts, particularly in the First World War," Mr Tramacchi said.
"Not only did we lose soldiers during the conflict, there were also those wounded in both body and spirit who suffered enormously in the aftermath of this horrific war," he said.
"It is important to remember all of these great servicemen and women and to carry on telling their stories so they are honoured by generations to come."
Bundaberg man Danny Matthews paid his respects by laying a wreath at the Cenotaph.
"This day means a lot to me," Mr Matthews said.
"I had an uncle who served in the First World War and I have served 38 years in the army myself in various postings including Vietnam, Korea and Singapore," he said.