The community gathered to celebrate the achievements and contributions of a Wagga man who was the recipient of the 35th Walk of Honour plaque, just in time for his 80th birthday.
Known primarily for his 60-year involvement with the Wagga District Highland Pipe Band, Cecil 'Bob' Scott is the newest name to feature on Baylis Street's Walk of Honour.
His grandson, Jacob Mintern, spoke on his behalf and said it was great to celebrate the unveiling on the same day as Mr Scott's 80th birthday.
"I would just like to say happy birthday to Pop," he said.
"My pop has never been the one to do something for reward or recognition, in saying that it's a great day to acknowledge how much he has done."
Mr Mintern thanked the community for coming out to show their gratitude and support, but had one person, in particular, he also wanted to mention.
"I just want to thank my Nan for sitting through countless hours of bagpipe practice," he said.
"Well done Pop, we love you."
Wagga mayor Greg Conkey said in 1957 Bob Scott was instrumental in the formation of the Wagga District Highland Pipe Band.
"Bob was the pipe major and was responsible for the music played, for tutoring pipers and tuning pipes and drums and for the appearance and sound of the band in public performances," he said.
"For the past 60 years ...Bob has been the heart and soul of the band.
"He has been involved in many activities throughout Wagga and surrounds including 60 years leading the Anzac band, playing at the Dawn Service in Wagga and Uranquinty.
"He has played at the Tarcutta Driver Memorial Service, and has over 20 years' experience playing at the Eisteddfod and National Dancing in Wagga and surrounds."
Councillor Conkey said Mr Scott has contributed 60 years of service toward events such as New Year celebrations in and played regularly at the Sergeants' Mess during celebrations.
"What a fitting recipient of the Walk of Honour," he said.
The Walk of Honour Award is for substantial contributors, past or present, to the Wagga local government area.
Nominees can be of any age, living or deceased and must have resided in the Wagga local government area for a period of at least five years.
The Walk of Honour recipient is announced as part of the yearly Australia Day Awards, with the plaque then created and installed in the following months.