World War II veteran Victor Henshaw had a twinkle in his eye before Warrnambool's mid-morning march and Anzac Day service.
The 95-year-old told The Standard he had never missed a commemoration since he returned from the war.
Rugged up with a blanket on his knee, he wore his own medals and his father's.
He was accompanied by son-in-law Timboon police Leading Senior Constable Glenn McDuff.
Leading Senior Constable McDuff also proudly wore his father's medals, also from World War II.
"My father, Ronald McDuff, served in Palestine," he said.
"I march for Vic and to honour all of the fellas that were there and who aren't here anymore."
Mr Henshaw's father John served in World War I.
"I served in the Army Medical Corp," he said.
"I haven't missed a march since I came home. I've marched in Melbourne as well."
Thousands of people lined Liebig Street to watch the march which included veterans from WWII, the Vietnam War and later wars.
Scouts, girl guides, Warrnambool Air Force cadets and school children from across the south-west marched along the street to the war memorial, where a large crowd gathered to pay their respects for those who served and for those who never returned.