LEETON RSL Sub-branch vice president Peter Williams wants residents to remember exactly why Anzac Day is held every year.
Mr Williams has been assisting in this year's organisation and co-ordination of Anzac Day and is hopeful residents remember why the day is so important.
He said Anzac Day is not a celebration of war, rather a time to reflect on sacrifices made by men and women during times of conflict.
Leeton's Anzac Day commemorations will begin early on April 25, with the dawn service, starting with a form up at the Wade Hotel from 5.45am before the official march to the town's cenotaph just prior to 6am when the ceremony will then take place.
With crowds seeming to grow at the dawn service, Mr Williams is hopeful it would be the same again in 2019.
"The awareness is there now ... it's picked up in popularity I think because we are more aware of our past now," he said.
"It's great to see the crowds growing at the dawn service."
The dawn service is one of three being organised by the Sub-branch, with the main march and service to also be a feature of the day.
The form up for the march will take up at 9.30am in front of the Leeton Courthouse before the official party, veterans, school children, relatives of veterans and organisations all make their way up Pine Avenue to the cenotaph.
The official ceremony will start at 10am, with the Leeton Army Cadets to again play a pivotal role, along with school students from throughout the shire.
Mr Williams said while Anzac day falls in the school holidays this year, it is still important for students and families to come out and be part of the service and march.
"I think it something people want to do ... they want to pay their respects," he said.
"Nowadays it's more about peace than war ... we want to celebrate peace."
The Leeton Pipe Band and Leeton Town Band will also feature throughout the day's services.
Yanco will host its own service from noon at the town's hall, while in Whitton the Sub-branch will again hold commemorations from 3pm.
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