ONLOOKERS lined up early for the best spots to watch the Anzac Day parade.
Emergency services, a brass band and WWII veterans themselves proudly waved to the crowds on either side of Peel Street.
War widow Ethel Clegg received a strong round of applause as she made her way up the street alone, the 95-year-old's last Anzac Day march in memory of her late husband.
Descendants of veterans walked proudly holding photographs of their loved ones to the Town Hall where the official memorial service started.
Led by Tamworth RSL sub-branch president Jane McCarthy, the service was well-attended with Tamworth Regional Council acting mayor Phil Betts and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce sat in the front row.