Commemorating Anzac Day in 2020

Published on Monday, 20 April 2020 at 11:46:00 AM

Anzac Day, 25 April 2020 is one of the most important days on our national calendar and this year will be an Anzac Day like no other.

In lieu of the regular marches and services, the City of Busselton and Busselton RSL are encouraging all Aussies to get creative in a show of mateship this Anzac Day.

Mayor Grant Henley advised: “While our usual commemorative events have been cancelled, there are still many ways we can remember the sacrifices of our servicemen and women.”

Dress up driveways, mailboxes and windows with poppies, artwork or commemorative wreaths and participate in the unique Driveway Dawn Service, Light up the Dawn – at 6.00am on 25 April, light a candle, stand at the end of your driveway, on your verandah/balcony or in your living room to remember all those who have served and sacrificed.

Watch or listen to the live broadcast of the National Memorial Service from the Australian War Memorial on ABCTV, iView, Radio or online.

Fire up a family barbecue and raise a glass to honour our diggers. Simply take a moment to reflect through the day.

For those who wish to lay a wreath at our memorials, please feel free to do so but while observing physical distancing and social gathering directions.

You can also post your Anzac Day tributes and photos to RSLWA’s Facebook and Instagram pages and if you would usually donate at a ceremony or breakfast, you can still contribute to the annual ANZAC Appeal at www.rslwa.org.au/donate/

Mayor Henley added that “We have an opportunity to unite in a unique way this Anzac Day and I am sure the Aussie spirit and mateship will pull through. However you choose to reflect and give thanks to those whose selfless actions have afforded us the quality of life we enjoy today, I ask that you do it safely and proudly.”

Lest we forget.

The Objectives outlined in this media release are aligned to Key Goal Area 1 in the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (Review 2019): Our community is welcoming, friendly and healthy.

Media enquiries can be directed to the City’s Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Dixon on 97810446 or meredith.dixon@busselton.wa.gov.au

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