Each year friends, family and neighbours come together at the Breeza cenotaph in memory of those who left behind their homes, farms and families to the township in war.
As the years pass, new generations can be found at the feet of their parents, sometimes bearing medals and paper poppies, bearing witness to a significant day in history.
Today's march was led by Liverpool Plains Pipes and Drums' Gavin Shaw, followed by Breeza's Duncan Williams with the Australian flag, and veterans and their families on foot and in vintage cars.
Wreaths were laid by Jamie Chaffey on behalf of Gunnedah Shire Council, Wayne Matthews on behalf of the Breeza Progress Association, Philip Lilliebridge, Phillip Newell in memory of Ernie Barnes, and Rod Barnes, Roger Neader and Nancy Gatty in memory of Merv Barnes.
Sue Etheridge played The Last Post and the Reveille, Gunnedah Anglican Church's David Piper prayed and Marlene Neader recited The Ode.
Former Gunnedah and Piallaway man Philip Lilliebridge gave the commemorative address and said defending freedom was "the greatest contribution anyone can make".
"Freedom only survives as long as people are willing to defend it," he said.
"Duty, patriotism, individual sacrifice and the affirmation of the New Zealand and Australian relationships are the enduring legacies of Gallipoli and all subsequent conflicts involving the two nations.
"That is the spirit of Anzac handed down to us. If we lose that Anzac spirit, we lose all."
Mr Lilliebridge said by attending the service, he knows "there is no doubt in your hearts and minds that today is especially significant for you".
"The term Anzac has transcended the physical meaning to become a spirit, an inspiration that embodies the qualities of courage, discipline, sacrifice, self-reliance, and in the Australian terms, that of mateship and a fair go," he said.
Mr Lilliebridge said it was difficult for younger generations to understand the cost their forebears paid for future Australians.
"Future generations need to be reminded that happiness has a price. For surely if happiness if the product of freedom, then freedom is the reward of courage," he said.