Memorial services will be held this week and on Anzac Day in Wollondilly to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Picton-Thirlmere-Bargo RSL sub-branch Anzac march and service will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 2pm at Thirlmere Memorial Park.
Sub-branch president Tim Bennett-Smith said the RSL was honoured to have the Royal Australian Air Force do a fly past during the service, if weather permits.
Mr Bennett-Smith said the RAAF will deploy a C27 Spartan which will fly from east to west over the service.
“Everyone at the sub-branch is very excited to have the plane fly past and I’m sure a lot of kids will be wide-eyed looking up at the sky,” he said. “It is a brand new plane and the fly past will be a great spectacle.”
Mr Bennett-Smith encouraged residents to pay their respects to the service personnel and former service men and woman who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
“It is great to see that services in Wollondilly are so well attended and I am proud the sub-branch members educate younger people about Anzac Day,” he said.
It is great to see that services in Wollondilly are so well attended.Tim Bennett-Smith
Locals are invited to assemble for the march at 1.30pm outside St Stephens Church, Westbourne Ave, Thirlmere. Other sub-branch commemoration services include Bargo Sports Club Auditorium from 11am on Tuesday, April 25.
There will also be services at RSL Lifecare Taara Gardens, Thirlmere from 10.30am on Wednesday, April 19 and RSL Lifecare Queen Victoria Park, Picton on Thursday, April 20 from 10.45am.
The Picton Anzac Day Committee is inviting residents to attend a dawn service and march from 6.30am on Tuesday, April 25.
The marchers will walk up Argyle Street and will stop at the Memorial Park where the service will start at 7am.
The final granite plinths on the memorial walkway have been installed and commemorate Australians who have served in conflicts.
The Warragamba and District Anzac Committee will also hold a service at the Memorial Park Civic Centre on Tuesday, April 25 from 11am.
Fourteenth Street will be closed to traffic between 10.30am and noon.
Committee coordinator Elaine Bonning encouraged residents to attend the service and remember the fallen and say thank you to those still serving.