THE City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch contains former and current serving members of Australia’s Armed Forces from various wars, campaigns and locations, including World War 11, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, East Timor, Solomon Islands, Cambodia, Somalia, East Timor, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The sub-Branch is involved in several internal and community-based events including:
1. Monthly General meeting where members can relax and enjoy the company of like-minded people.
2. Guitar for Vets program
3. Penrith RSL Pipes and Drums (a sub-club to the RSL but has over 60% veterans)
4. Multiple formal and informal dinners and luncheons for members and their families
5. ANZAC Day
6. ANZAC Sunday Service
7. ANZAC School Event (close to 50 local schools in attendance at the Paceway)
8. Remembrance Day
9. Participate in members Funeral services
10. Participate in re-dedication ceremonies
11. DVA Advocate (pensions)
12. Hampers for needy veterans
13. Day Club
14. Penrith RSL sub-Branch Auxiliary
15. Assist Veterans to gaining medical attention
17. Christmas Function
18. Long Tan commemoration
19. Supporting Local Cadet units
20. Youth Scholarships
21. Backing for Invictus Games and competitors
23. 4-wheel drive club
Remembrance Day is held at 11am on 11th November at Memory Park, Penrith every year and is an opportunity for the sub-Branch to reach out to the community to participate and remember those who have served in our Armed Forces.
Remembrance Day marks the end of fighting on the Western Front on November 11, 1918.
At the time, the anniversary was known as Armistice Day, in reference to the formal agreement the German leaders signed to end the war.
The name was changed to Remembrance Day after World War II ended in 1945.
It has since become a day to remember the service and sacrifice of those who have died since World War I.
The City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch service will include a fly-over from a Hercules C-130, with veterans and their families invited to the club following the service for light refreshments.