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Anzac Day 2020 will be like no other year. With the current restrictions in place due to COVID-19, there will not be the usual Anzac Day dawn service and parades and instead the streets will be empty. Of course, this is still a hugely important day for Australia and New Zealand and that is why we have put together this list of ways to honor veterans on Anzac Day at home.

Driveway Dawn Service

RSL branches across the country are asking Australians to take part in a dawn service at 6 am on April 25th but with a twist to as to adhere to current social distancing rules. Families across Australia are asked to walk to the end of their driveways, out on balconies or verandahs or even in their own living room and hold a candle to fallen heroes.

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

Music For Mateship 

Music For Mateship is an initiative to call all brass players in Australia & New Zealand to support ANZAC Day 2020. The aim is two bring Australia together one street at a time by playing the Last Post, observing a minute’s silence and playing Rouse from 6:00am on ANZAC Day. 

 

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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