ANZAC Day 2020: Embracing the Spirit of Mateship

ANZAC Day 2020: Embracing the Spirit of Mateship

It is wonderful to see so many of our Homeowners wanting to observe such an important day for Australians and our New Zealand friends.

If you are seeking guidance on what is an appropriate way to commemorate the day this year, RSLWA has published some suggestions for Anzac Day 2020.

To summarise:

RSLWA is encouraging all Aussies to get creative in a show of mateship this ANZAC Day – by standing in quiet contemplation at the end of their driveways, or on their balconies, at 6 am on April 25.

RSLWA will lead this unique tribute to our fallen servicemen and women and those who have or still serve today.

The dawn commemorations will take place in the wake of the first cancellation of our ANZAC Day services since WWII, due to the COVID-19 crisis.”

They have suggested observing the day by:

  • “Lighting a candle and joining our ANZAC Day driveway Dawn Service at 5.55 am on April 25. Tuning in to ABC Radio, 6PR, 96FM and 6IX for the dawn commemoration that will include The Ode, The Last Postand one minute’s  silence #DrivewayDawnService
  • Tuning in to a special commemorative service at 6.30 am on this web page and the RSLWA Facebook page, featuring messages from Governor of Western Australia, Kim Beazley AC; Premier Mark McGowan; Senator Linda Reynolds CSC, and RSLWA State President, Mr Peter Aspinall AM.
  • Firing up a family barbecue or a traditional gunfire breakfast of bacon, eggs and sausages … plus a mug of (rum-spiked) tea or coffee to toast the fallen.

With the pandemic causing all major events across the world to be cancelled, RSLWA State President, Peter Aspinall,  said such a display of respect and solidarity would send a powerful message of support to our Veterans, their families and the entire Defence community.

Lest we forget!

Click here to view the full article on the RSLWA website