Solemn Remembrance Day services to honour veterans

Picture: Jonathon Ng
Picture: Jonathon Ng

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.

Campbelltown RSL Sub Branch held a Remembrance Day ceremony at Mawson Park on Friday, November 9 from 10.30am that focused on the inclusion of local school students.

It was followed by an educational event in the park called, A Day to Remember.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said the event provided an opportunity for youngsters to learn about the origins and history of Remembrance Day.

“This event helps to ensure that this knowledge is passed down to future generations,” he said.

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.

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

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

Committee president Ray Law encouraged everyone to come along.

“The anniversary of the armistice is also a significant event,” he said.

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

The service will include the unveiling of a new cenotaph.