Anzac Day is one of the most solemn days on Australia’s calendar, with tens of thousands traditionally attending dawn services or marches on April 25th.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, Australia’s Anzac Day services have all been called off this year.
This has inspired a push for Aussies to mark their own commemorations at home, so they can pay their respects while keeping safe from the virus. I know for myself it is going to feel rather strange to not attend a dawn service and I plan to be standing in my driveway at 6am and tuning in to the Last Post.
Not only am I going to think about our veterans who went to war, but I am also going to be thankful for all the people throughout Australia and indeed the world who are still working in essential services and caring for others.
Click on the link below to read more about how to commemorate Anzac Day from your driveway, with further links to radio and television broadcasts.
I want to say hi to Liz Humphries and a big thank you to her for supplying photos of her beautiful Anzac quilt and a little bit about the panel.
“A panel purchased from Handcrafters House, I added borders that include camouflage fabric as worn by contemporary veterans.
The quilt is hanging on our garage door and will be there again tomorrow, weather permitting.
Lest we forget”