Anzac Day memorial services will once again be held in Griffith this year, though some restrictions will be in place.
Both a dawn service and a main service will be held in a fenced-off Memorial Park on April 25 with limits on how many people can attend.
Only 1000 people will be able to enter the park for the dawn service, which begins at 5:30am, while 2000 people will be allowed into the main service commencing at 11am.
To secure a spot at one of the services you will need to obtain a free ticket in advance.
Tickets will be available shortly after Easter at the reception desks of Griffith City Council, Griffith City Library and the Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club, as well as online on the Griffith RSL Sub-Branch Facebook page and council website.
There will be three entry points to the park on the day, each with QR code sign-ins.
The march down Banna Avenue has been cancelled, however a smaller march including only returned servicepersons and national servicemen will take place within the fenced area from 10:30am.
The heightened rules will be in place despite a recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW.
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Terry Walsh, president of the Griffith RSL Sub-Branch, said despite the restrictions he was excited to have public Anzac day services in Griffith again after last year's event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
"There were no services held last year so we're really keen to have them back ... it means an enormous amount to us," Mr Walsh said.
"The Anzac Day services in Griffith have been so well attended in the part and we're asking the community to still support us, even if it may be a bit inconvenient this year."
I do believe it is the most important day in the Australian Calendar for me and many others.Terry Walsh, Griffith RSL Sub-Branch
A Vietnam War veteran, Mr Walsh has been co-ordinating Anzac Day events in Griffith for the past 12 years.
He said despite the additional challenges brought about by COVID-19 restrictions, he was glad to help organise what he sees as a crucial day.
"Organising Anzac Day in Griffith has always been something I'm quite happy to do," he said.
"This year has been particularly stressful, but I just feel so strongly about the importance of Anzac Day."
"I do believe it is the most important day in the Australian Calendar for me and many others."
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