Pay homage to Anzac Day services | Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser
Next Monday, residents of Macarthur will rise before dawn to pay their respects to Australian military personnel past and present.
Thousands of residents are expected at services, parades and marches across the region.
Here are some of the biggest events scheduled for April 25:
Ingleburn RSL Sub-Branch will hold its annual dawn service on Warbler Avenue from 4.45am.
The march will be followed by a dawn service from 5am at the club’s Memorial Garden on Chester Road.
Participants can park in the surrounding streets and congregate in the parking lot.
Warbler Avenue will be temporarily closed for the march.
The Camden RSL Sub-Branch dawn service will take place next to the club from 5.15am.
This will be followed by the traditional community parade down Argyle Street from 10.30am.
The street will be closed for the parade.
The Campbelltown RSL Sub-Branch will hold a dawn service at Mawson Park beginning at 5:30 a.m. to commemorate the dawn landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli during the First World War.
This will be followed by the popular Anzac Day Veterans March along Queen Street from 8.30am, where current and former service staff will be joined by schoolchildren.
The morning memorial ceremony will take place at Mawson Park beginning at 9 a.m.
“Anzac Day is a solemn day across Australia and is felt strongly here in Campbelltown where many served in wars such as World War I and World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as many other conflicts around the world,” said the mayor of Campbelltown. said George Greiss.
“It is a day to honor those who have fallen, but also those who have returned and are still serving or part of our community today.
“I strongly encourage everyone to come out and support our veterans as they complete a full march down Queen Street.”
Picton Anzac Committee
Shire residents will gather from 6am behind the Picton Hotel for the morning march which will start at 6.30am.
Argyle Street will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. for the march.
This will be followed by the morning service at Picton Memorial Park starting at 7am.