Solemn Remembrance Day services to honour veterans

Picture: Sam Venn
Picture: Sam Venn

On Sunday, November 11 – Remembrance Day – people across Australia will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice at the end of WWI.

The armistice signalled the end of one of the world’s most lethal global conflicts.

Services will be held across Macarthur to commemorate the solemn event.

The Camden RSL Sub Branch will host the annual Remembrance Day Service at Macarthur Park, Camden from 10.15am.

Sub branch president Iain Richard-Evan said they expected to see many people attending the event.

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice and it also happens to fall on a Sunday,” he said.

“So we encourage everyone to come along and say thank you to the thousands of servicemen and women who have served this country.”

In Wollondilly, the Picton Anzac Day Committee will host a service at Picton Memorial Park from 10.30am.

The service will include the unveiling of a new cenotaph.

Committee president Ray Law encouraged everyone to come along.

“In 2015 we had huge crowds on Anzac Day to mark the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli,” he said.

“The anniversary of the armistice is also a significant event. Australia entered WWI with no idea of the carnage or cost of war.

“This is an opportunity to remember and give thanks to the Australians who have served – not just in WWI but in all global conflicts.”

A service will also be held in Warragamba to unveil the town’s new ANZAC memorial.

Campbelltown RSL Sub Branch will hold a Remembrance Day ceremony at Mawson Park on Friday, November 9 from 10.30am that will focus on the inclusion of local school students. The sub branch will also host a service at Mawson Park on November 11 from 10.45am.

Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch will hold their service at the Ingleburn Memorial Garden from 10.30am.