Thousands gathered under sunny skies for the Taree Anzac Day ceremony, which was attended by many dignitaries such as Lyne MP Dr David Gillespie, Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead, Chief Inspector Christine George and many armed forces personnel.
Master of ceremonies Morgan Stewart said the annual tradition ensures the sacrifices made in war will never be forgotten.
"Whether it is in campaigns in Europe, the Pacific, Borneo, Malaya, Vietnam, Korea or operations in Afghanistan, Iraq or East Timor, Australian service men and women have embodied the Anzac spirit for more than a century," Mr Stewart said.
"It's a timely reminder Anzac Day represents more than a commemoration of events on April 25, 1915.
"Anzac Day ensures the sacrifices made by brave men and women throughout history and today remains in our national memory and conscious."