FOR Leeton RSL Sub-branch president Peter Williams, Remembrance Day has always been about shining a light on hope and the way forward.
So, there is also no better sentiment for Leeton shire residents following the last two years.
A commemoration service will again be held at the Leeton cenotaph in Pine Avenue on November 11 to mark Remembrance Day.
"Remembrance Day has a slightly different meaning as opposed to something like Anzac Day," Mr Williams said.
"Yes it is about remembering those who died and the sacrifices made by so many, but it's a way of saying it's the end of the 'war to end all wars'.
"It's a day of peace. It's looking forward to the hope and future of the world."
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Remembrance Day falls on November 11 each year where during the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minute silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.
The day is held in many Allied countries across the world.
In Leeton, the short ceremony will include a service, the fire brigade will sound its siren to signify the minute silence and the community and traffic in the area has been urged to pause at this time.
RSL Sub-branch members will then head to the Leeton Soldiers Club for lunch together.
"We've been able to have a couple of small gatherings together since lockdown ended, so we are looking forward to this as well," Mr Williams said.
Community members are welcome to attend the outdoor service, but must ensure they social distance.
The Sub-branch will also be holding a street stall on Friday, November 5 in Pine Avenue in the lead up to Remembrance Day.
Badges, cakes, slices and other items will be up-for-sale, with Mr Williams hopeful the community will show its support.
"All our badge sales (at the stall) that you purchase from us are to help our local veterans here in Leeton," he said.
"If you buy them from other places, the proceeds from that doesn't stay in the community, nor does it stay in the state."
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