The sun beat down on locals during the 2019 Anzac Day mid-morning march and service.
But the young and old soldiered on throughout the processions, with spectators filling up Conadilly Street itching for a view of the shire's school students, veterans of war and their families, as well as the Gunnedah Shire Band, and more.
World War II veteran Clarence "Snow" Carrigan embodied this year's Anzac Day spirit as he led the charge in the march in a striking creme and red vintage car.
Mr Carrigan enlisted in 1941 in Boggabri and served with the Australian Military Forces until he was discharged in 1945.
The commemorative service was led by Peter Capp of Gunnedah RSL, who asked the crowd to reflect on the past.
"The people we're honouring today, be it overseas or here at home, leave us a legacy," Mr Capp said.
"They put aside their rights and often their lives for something they valued."
A number of organisations laid wreaths for the fallen, including representatives from Gunnedah CWA, the Red Cross, the hospital auxiliary, and the shire's schools.
Mayor Jamie Chaffey read the prologue, and said "it is important to take time to reflect on the sacrifices made by men and women of war, so we can enjoy the freedom that we have in our community today."