Parkes Shire residents are invited to attend the ANZAC Day Commemorative Services to be held across the region on April 25.
The Parkes Shire RSL Sub-Branches, in combination with Parkes Shire Council, have planned special services in each of the townships to pay tribute to our veterans and currently serving defence personnel.
Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM said "historically, April 25th is a day for the Parkes Shire to come together to acknowledge our history, honour the ANZAC legacy and show our strength as a community."
"The day will begin with Dawn Services in Parkes, Alectown, Tullamore, Peak Hill and Bogan Gate and will be followed by the ANZAC Day march, wreath laying, and Commemorative Services mid-morning."
"The Parkes Shire will welcome a number of guest speakers, including Captain Anthony Klenthis from the Royal Australian Navy, who will acknowledge the 75th anniversary of the 1942 World War II campaigns, and the Battle of the Coral Sea, and share an insight into his time in the Navy at the 9am Commemorative Service in Cooke Park."
In preparation for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Council's Roads and Footpath crew have constructed a new footpath at Memorial Hill, significantly improving pedestrian access to the site.
The new concrete pathway connects to the existing granite walkway further down the Hill, designed to reflect the natural colours existing at the site.
The full Parkes Shire 2017 ANZAC Day program is available for download here or can be collected from Council's Administrative Building on Monday 24 April 2017.