Anzac Day services around the Macleay Valley returned to normality this year as the people of Kempsey met at the East Kempsey Cenotaph to commemorate Anzac Day.
"It is a time for the community to come together to reflect on the nation's courage and the brave service of the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice," Kempsey Macleay RSL sub-Branch president Allan Wardrope said in the lead up to the event.
Mr Wardrope words were heard and he was ecstatic with the large crowd that assembled.
"How good is to see so many people here," he said.
Melville High School student, Brady Hollis, was the master of ceremony with various students from schools around Kempsey speaking.
Wreaths were laid by schools in Kempsey, Greenhill and Aldavilla, along with various organisations throughout the area.
Kempsey District Silver Band were present to play music as well as The Last Post and Reveille.
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