Anzac services held in Wollondilly

Memorial services will be held in Wollondilly to mark Anzac Day and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Picton

The Picton Anzac Day Committee is inviting residents to attend a service and march from 6.30am on Wednesday, April 25. 

The marchers will walk up Argyle Street and will stop at the RSL Picton Memorial Park where the service will start at 7am.

Committee chairman Ray Law said locals should attend the service “because they can”.

“If it wasn’t for the sacrifice of Australian troops then we might not live in a country that has the privilege and freedom which allows us to attend a service,” he said.

“Anzac Day is important because it is the one day were, nationally, we come together to say thank you for the supreme sacrifice at the time and the ongoing affect service has on veterans – a sacrifice that allows us to have freedom.”

Mr Law said the Wollondilly service was well attended each year and continued to grow.

He hopes that despite the school holidays, locals will come pay their respects.

The committee is still calling for names of veterans, who lived or enlisted from Wollondilly, post Vietnam War. Locals can also buy a paver to commemorate any armed service member. Contact Mr Law on 0427 901 275 or raylaw1954@gmail.com.

Thirlmere

Picton-Thirlmere-Bargo RSL sub-branch Anzac march and service will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 2pm at Thirlmere Memorial Park. 

Locals are invited to assemble for the march at 1.30pm outside St Stephens Church, Westbourne Ave, Thirlmere.

At 2pm, 37SQN Royal Australian Air Force will flypast the Cenotaph at the park (south to north) in a C-130 Hercules.

It will be low and slow over the park as part of the Anzac commemoration service.

Another sub-branch commemoration services will be held at Bargo Sports Club from 11am on Wednesday, April 25. 

Warragamba

The Warragamba and District Anzac Committee will also hold a service at the Memorial Park Civic Centre on Wednesday, 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, remember the fallen and say thank you to those still serving.

At the conclusion of the service, attendees can go to the Warragamba Workers Club.

The committee is raising funds to erect a bronze statue in the memorial park.

Entertainers Terry Leonard and Nigel Stanley will appear at the Warragamba Town Hall on Saturday April 21. 

They will perform classics from Roy Orbison, Elvis Presleym Tom Jones and more. Contact Elaine prior to April 16 for tickets via Warragamba and District Anzac Day Committee’s Facebook page.