How to commemorate ANZAC Day 2020

The usual Anzac Day dawn at Nobbys foreshore witnesses thousands of people paying their respects and remembering the sacrifice made by those before us, and hearing the Last Post played as the sun rises.

This year it will be very different.

RSL NSW and the Department of Defence have invited all Australians and New Zealanders to stand at the end of their driveways (or balconies or living rooms) at dawn to commemorate 25 April together from afar.

Suggestions include holding a lit candle in the darkness, playing a recording of the Last Post, or streaming the Dawn Service from Canberra.

The Dawn Service will still occur at the Australian War Memorial involving a revised ceremony with no veterans’ march and no members of the public present.

The service in Canberra will be broadcast on the ABC – on television, the ABC Australia Facebook page and also on the ABC Australia YouTube channel – from 5am on Saturday morning.

#StandAtDawn and #LightUpTheDawn are hashtags to follow, to see how people are commemorating this important day.

Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Brooke Robinson

Brooke is Content Officer for the Communications Team in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle