by Rosemary Phillis
Originally known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day services are held on 11 November at 11am at the Memorial. It is not known when the first such service was held at the Memorial, but it would have been in the 1920s.
In the Windsor and Richmond Gazette of 5 November 1926, the Gazette noted the Hawkesbury Council resolved to purchase and lay a wreath at Windsor and another at Riverstone.
The Gazette of 4 November 1927 reported Windsor Council has decided to commemorate Armistice Day – Friday next, November 11 – by placing a wreath of poppies, the emblem of peace, on the war memorials at Windsor and Riverstone, within the municipality.
The 2019 Remembrance Day service was the largest seen in the town for decades. There were approximately 200 people in attendance, a mixture of local residents, students and visitors to the town for the special event being the centenary year of the War Memorial.