Solemn service to honour the fallen

Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Picton RSL Memorial Park on Thursday, April 25 to pay their respects to veterans and service personnel past and present.

The Picton Anzac Day Committee will host its annual Anzac Day commemoration service.

Committee president Ray Law said this year's service would be conducted as normal.

"We will start the march down Menangle Street just after 6.30am and start the service at 7am," he said.

"Our bagpiper of many years Dr Alec Golowenko was a long-time member of the Australian Army reserve.

"He ended up doing a tour of Afghanistan as a commando - we have a lot of volunteers and members who have interesting stories to tell."

Mr Law said it was important to attend Anzac Day services and reflect on the sacrifices made by Australia's servicemen and women.

"I don't think one day a year is too much to pause and remember those who gave everything to give us what we have today," he said.

"The service continues to grow each year and that is so satisfying to see."

Anzac Day services will also be held at Thirlmere's Agris Hutrof House today (April 17) from 10.30am, Warragamba Memorial Park from 11am on April 25, Bargo Sports Club at 11am on April 25, Oakdale Workers Club from 3pm on April 25 and Thirlmere Memorial Park from 2pm on April 28.