Anzac Day 2020 was like no other year. With restrictions in place due to COVID-19, there was not the usual Anzac Day dawn service and parades. Instead driveways were filled with candles and families honouring our servicemen and women. I’m sure that this will become a tradition for many families.

For those commemorating at home again this year, you can hear The Ode, The Last Post, the Minute’s Silence and Rouse on the ABC from 6am.

Driveway Dawn Service

Many Australians will take part in a dawn service at 6 am on April 25th. If you are unable to attend a service, you may choose to walk to the end of your driveways, out on balconies or verandahs and hold a candle to fallen heroes.

Why not even catch up with the neighbours for a gunfire breakfast after the dawn service. 

Anzac Day Crafts – Anzac Day At Home

Create An Egg Carton Poppy Wreath

This wreath can be hung on your front door or even on your mailbox. You can also change out the word “remember” for “lest we forget”.
Image from craftymorning.com

Make Milk Carton Anzac Lanterns

This was a clever idea by Tricia Preston on Facebook. These lanterns would be perfect for the dawn service at the end fo your driveway. You can see how Tricia created them here.

Make Some Poppies

The poppy was spotted in the battlefield and has since become an emblem of remembrance. There are many ways to create a poppy. Find some simple ideas here.

Image from chyka.com

Bake Anzac Biscuits

Anzac biscuits were originally invented by soldiers’ wives as they wanted a biscuit that would stay fresh for months so they could send them to soldiers overseas. Now Anzac biscuits have become Australia’s favourite biscuit! Get the kids involved and bake some scrumptious Anzac biscuits.
Image from recipetineats.com
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

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