While it might not be the usual crowd lined streets that pave Australian cities and towns for ANZAC Day this year, however, the spirit of mateship will still be felt strongly in honouring our servicemen and women on this important day.
This is the only time since WWII that ANZAC Day Celebrations have been cancelled. But, with the usual Aussie ingenuity that our country and the ANZAC’s were founded on, we will be remembering and paying our respects differently this year.
Here are some great ways we can all continue to support ANZAC day while observing social distancing measures.
Light Up the Dawn – At 6am on ANZAC Day, go to the end of your driveway, balcony or paddock and listen to a commemorative service. You can also sign a pledge to ‘Light Up the Dawn’. Take a photo of your ‘Dawn Service’ and post it to social media so that those who have served and continue to serve us can see the support and respect for their incredible sacrifices.
Live Services – From 5:30am onwards there will be a live broadcast of the National Memorial Service from the Australian War Memorial. You can access this through RSL Facebook links or on ABCTV, iView, Radio and online and allows you to pay your respect at the same time as your local community.
Show Some ANZAC Mateship – with so many alone during this time of isolation, it’s a great time to reach out and ‘check in’ on someone who would appreciate hearing from a mate.
Donate – the ANZAC Online Appeal is a vital element in continuing its support to Australian veterans and their families.
Agri Labour Australia strongly believes in supporting our ex servicemen and women. We look forward to continuing our activity on the Agri Veterans Program which assists in transitioning veterans into new and meaningful careers within the exciting Australian agriculture industry.
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