CROWDS gathered on Thursday morning to pay their respects to the service and sacrifice of defence force men and women.
At Bicentennial Park and Gunnedah Town Hall, locals paused to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the end of World War 1.
After the service was held online last year, Tamworth RSL sub-branch President Jayne McCarthy said she was thrilled to see a larger crowd and thanked "the man upstairs" for holding off the rain.
But Ms McCarthy said the weather did not equate to the experience of war.
"This is nothing to endure compared to what we honour today," she said.
Oxley Vale Public, St Joseph's Primary and McCarthy Catholic College students gave heartfelt speeches and laid wreaths which Ms McCarthy said was a highlight of the service.
"It's about carrying this tradition forward," she said.
"Remembrance Day can provide a way to instill our children with the ramifications of war and give them a reason to work towards a more peaceful world."
As the bugler played the Last Post, attendees rose and reflected for a minute of silence.
This year also marked the 100th year of the poppy anniversary, a symbol worn to show support for service and sacrifice but also to raise funds for local armed forces, veterans and their families.
Although COVID-19 restrictions caused difficulties for this year's poppy appeal, Ms McCarthy thanked the local businesses who had helped with the distribution.
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