From the prayers dedicated to the fallen, the sound of the Last Post and the laying of wreaths, Penrith’s Remembrance Day was a touching ceremony.
While Penrith’s Memory Park continues to under-go extensive refurbishment, this morning’s proceedings were hosted in the Penrith RSL’s car park.
Despite the change in location, Phillip Friend, Penrith RSL Vice President, was pleased with the service.
“It’s the first time we’ve had the parade here, but it went very well – it was great so many attended to remember the fallen,” Mr Friend said.
Local dignitaries that attended included Penrith Mayor Greg Davies, Penrith LAC Superintendent Ben Feszczuk, Lindsay MP David Bradbury and Penrith Councillor Ross Fowler.
“I think this is really important, especially today considering it was only a week-and-a-half-ago we lost one of our own, Lance Corporal Luke Gavin,” Councillor Davies said.
“It really hit the nail home how important it is and how much support we should give these guys.”