The City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch held its ANZAC Sunday March and Service on 16th April, the first such occasion since 2019.
Under the new leadership of Jeff Townsend (President), Tim Badger (Vice President), Sharee Lewis (Vice President), Peter Ward (Secretary) and Gary Scott (Treasurer), the event marked the welcome return of the ANZAC Sunday Service and drew a large crowd to Memory Park.
Floral tributes were laid by a number of dignitaries, including Federal Member for Penrith Melissa McIntosh and Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen, along with many others representing the RAAF, Cadet units, service and sporting clubs in the district.
The Prayer for the Service was offered by Len Halverson and the Ode was read by Gary Scott (both from the City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch), the bugler was Gordon Hewitt (Winmalee HS), the NZ and Australian National Anthems were provided by Penrith Light & Sound and the Catafalque Party was provided by 323 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets, Glenbrook.
The Women Veterans Network Australia (WVNA) will hold their ANZAC Service on Saturday 22nd April and the City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch will run the traditional ANZAC Day silent march (commencing 4.45pm) and Dawn Service (5am) in Memory Park on Tuesday 25th April.
Breakfast will be provided by the City of Penrith RSL Club Ltd for a gold coin donation, after the Dawn Service.