For 28 years contingents and affiliates of HMAS Merimbula have been visiting Trangie to share in Anzac Day celebrations.
Each year the group of almost 40 people from Sydney, Newcastle and Port Macquarie visit to help bolster numbers in the tiny community, also bringing with them military historical artifacts for the community to display.
This year the group presented a World War II Japanese military sword to the Trangie United Services Memorial Club.
The sword was bought back to Australia and the end of the war by private R.C Spackman, and belonged to the father-in-law of one of the members of HMAS Merimbula. But on Thursday Trangie became the swords final resting place.
President of the Trangie USMC Ian Hilder said the community appreciates their support of the small community.
"It's just fantastic to think they've put the time and effort in to come out to a little place for Anzac Day, it's great and very much appreciated by the town and the people," he said.
"We've got quite a good memorabilia collection from different wars and things they've presented us. From a gun that sits out the front to a pull torpedo, every year they bring something back.
"It keeps Anzac day prospering here in our small town, because without them, they now outnumber well and truely of what we have of locals left that march."