Anzac Day services in Curlewis, Boggabri, and Goolhi drew plenty of locals and pride for those who honoured their country in war.
Over 200 people attended the dawn service at the Curlewis Cenotaph. George Truman led the service, with Steve Weakley making the commemorative address.
Curlewis' Branda Pryor played The Last Post and rouse, accompanied by Zac West on drums. The service was closed with a poignant tune from the bagpipes played by the Beasley boys.
Another strong crowd of over 250 attended the Curlewis march at 9am, who followed the Gunnedah Shire Band and service people down the main street to the cenotaph.
Curlewis Public School student Jayla Suey marched proudly wearing her Great Great Grandfather Rupert Clarence Tattersall's (mother's side) WWI badges. She also marched alongside her Great Grandfather on her father's side, Morton Boyd Barnett.
Councillor Colleen Fuller led the ceremony, with the Curlewis Rural Fire Brigade in support as the catafalque party.
The commemorative address was given by Curlewis resident Ange McCormack who said that we need to cherish and continue the legacy of those that have given their lives in the pursuit of freedom.
In Goolhi, the evening service saw four generations of Goolhi soldier settlers; the youngest at just four months old.
Master of ceremonies Tom Fearby led the service, which saw Ashley Whitney, son of soldier settlers Max and Mavis Whitney, raise and lower the flag.
The Orman family represented WWII veteran Richard Orman, and Hilda Morris, married to the late soldier settler Kenneth Morris, was joined by her son Greg and grandson Dylan.
The service ended with a community barbecue.
Over in Boggabri, the Boggabri Pony Club were at the centre of the town's march.
Some of the students represented the light horseman during the parade, whilst the younger ones simply marched with pride.