Australians are set to embrace the first Driveway Dawn Service and whilst we are in isolation, now more than ever, it is important to keep the ANZAC spirit alive.
Towards that aim, Australians are encouraged to “Light up the Dawn” in their driveways this Anzac Day. “Lots we can do together, just at a safe distance”, says Editor Justin Lees, of Anzac 360.
ANZAC is a day to commemorate our diggers and whilst services have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus we all look to new ways to commemorate this very important day for Australians and New Zealand Army Corps.
RSL NSW has offered some suggestions for ANZAC Day:-
- “Record yourself reciting the ode or sharing a message of support for veterans #ANZACSpirit https://www.facebook.com/events/1369894726549555/
- Light up the dawn – At 6am on ANZAC Day, go to the end of your driveway or stand on your balcony and listen to a brief commemorative service http://rslanzacspirt.com.au
- Tune into live commemorative services on ABC at 5:30am – download the order of service here both services will be streamed live.” #ANZACSpirit
“They shall grow not 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”.
“These very famous words are just a part of a poem by Laurence Binyon 1869-1943 that he called The Fallen. It was first published in the Times newspaper on 21 September 1914. As this was very early in the war, it was written as a reaction to the high casualty rates of the British Expeditionary Force at Mons and Le Cateau, but the four famous lines have now taken an existence of their own that apply to all war casualties.”
Lest we forget.
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Is there an Anzac Day public holiday in 2020?
ANZAC Day in 2020 will fall on a Saturday. “The Public Holidays Act 2010 names ANZAC Day to be observed with a public holiday on 25 April.
“Australians love their public holidays and when they happen to fall on the weekend, we’re grateful when we get the Monday off as a substitute. One of the more sombre public holidays is ANZAC Day and in 2020, it falls on a Saturday.
Only two states and territories (Western Australia and ACT) will be getting replacement days this year, meaning most of us will need to be back at work on a Monday.”
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