Services of remembrance

Remembrance Day marks the signing of the Armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 that ended the fighting in World War 1.

Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP is urging residents to participate in their local commemorative services to remember the Australian service men and women who suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

“More than 102,000 names are today listed on the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour in Canberra to honour the lives lost at war and it is vital we continue to remember their service and sacrifice today,” Alex Hawke said.

“It is incredibly important to instil an ongoing sense of remembrance and respect in future generations of Australians so our current and former serving defence personnel and their families know their sacrifices are honoured, now and into the future.”

Sunday, November 10 Balcombe Heights Estate, Seven Hills Rd. Baulkham Hills
10am for 10.15am start.

This Sunday, November 10 a special Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Balcombe Heights Estate in front of the Soldier’s Memorial.

The annual Sunday service is held at the site of the former Masonic Schools site within the avenue of trees planted in the 1920s to remember Masons from NSW who had died in World War 1.

The service will be lead by retired colonel Don Tait with a talk by two of the four of the Hills High School Anzac ambassadors, Elizabeth Rodd from William Clark College and Jake Christian from Crestwood High.

Monday, November 11 10.30am for a 11am start Castle Hill RSL

The Last Post will sound at 11am at the start of this year’s Remembrance Day Service organised by the veterans from Castle Hill RSL sub-Branch on Monday, November 11. Guest Speaker will be Mehmet Evin from the Turkish Chapter of the Cumberland RSL sub-Branch.

The service will be held in the Phoenix Room at the club. Attendees are asked to be seated by 10.40am 11am when the Last Post will be played.

Two of the Anzac Ambassadors, Ethan Wynne (Pacific Hills) and Rebecca Hinton (Marian College) will be talking about why Remembrance Day is important to them.

The 2020 school captains, Mia Sigmann and Jaxon Bedano from Castle Hill High School will be reading The Prayer for the Nation.

Monday, November 11
10.30am for a 10.45am start Galston Cenotaph

The Hills District RSL NSW Chapter (Galston) will be holding the annual Remembrance Day Service at Galston. It’s a 10.30am for an 10.45am start at the Galston Cenotaph (located next to the History Cottage on Galston Road).

If the weather is inclement the service will be held at The Galston Club, Arcadia Road Galston.

Monday, November 11
10.50am for 11am start Glenorie Cenotaph

This service has been organised by Glenorie Public School with students and members of the Gelnorie RSL subbranch. Community members are welcome to attend.

Monday, November 11,
Richmond War Memorial. 10.45am for 10.50am start Cnr East Market and March Sts

Richmond RSL Sub-branch will commemorate
Remembrance Day 2019 with a service and wreath-laying ceremony. President, Ron Gray, said he appreciated it was a working day but encouraged the Local Community and its school children, to take the time to reflect on the service of veterans.

Monday, November 11
Windsor McQuade Park 10.40am for a 10:55am start