SCHOOL students were out in force in Albury on Thursday selling badges for Anzac Day.
And Albury RSL sub-branch president Graham Docksey said the money raised is more important than ever.
"These students are our future and in selling badges they are doing so much more than just raising money," he said.
"This is our second year now where we can't do any other fundraising so the money is used very wisely to help veterans.
"It goes towards the welfare of our veterans and to help with the running of Anzac House.
"We hold functions there, have rates to pay and hold meals for veterans after our monthly meetings."
Mr Docksey said selling badges also help the students.
"It not only assists their school programs but also gets them out in the community and talking to people," he said.
Volunteers will be selling badges and other ANZAC items across Albury, Lavington and Thurgoona on Thursday, April 18.
Members of the army from Latchford Barracks will be selling badges on April 16, 17, 23 and 24.
"I encourage everyone in our community to see our volunteers and buy a badge," Mr Docksey said.
"Anzac Day is a really important time and I know the veterans really enjoy seeing their community support them."
Anzac Day will begin at 5.30am with Dawn Service at the Albury War Memorial followed by the Waugh Road service at 8am, Dean Street march at 9am and main service at the war memorial at 10am.