‘Unite in a unique way’

Tari JeffersBusselton Dunsborough Times
Hundreds of veterans marched for the solemn occasion last year.
Camera IconHundreds of veterans marched for the solemn occasion last year. Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Jackson Lavell-Lee

People living in the City of Busselton are being asked to commemorate Anzac Day tomorrow in creative ways.

Mayor Grant Henley said Anzac Day was one of the most important days on the national calendar and this year was like no other. “While our usual commemorative events have been cancelled, there are still many ways we can remember the sacrifices of our servicemen and women,” he said.

People can dress up driveways, mailboxes and windows with poppies, artwork or commemorative wreaths and participate in the unique Driveway Dawn Service, Light Up the Dawn at 6am on Saturday, light a candle, stand at the end of your driveway, or on a veranda to remember all those who have served and sacrificed.

Watch or listen to the live broadcast of the National Memorial Service from the Australian War Memorial on ABCTV, iView, radio or online.

People are also encouraged to have a family barbecue and raise a glass to honour the Diggers, or simply take a moment to reflect.

Those who wish to lay a wreath at our memorials may do so while observing physical distancing and social gathering directions.

Residents can also post their Anzac Day tributes and photos to RSLWA’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and if you would usually donate at a ceremony or breakfast, you can still contribute to the annual Anzac Appeal at rslwa.org.au/donate.

“We have an opportunity to unite in a unique way this Anzac Day and I am sure the Aussie spirit and mateship will pull through,” Mr Henley said.

“However you choose to reflect and give thanks to those whose selfless actions have afforded us the quality of life we enjoy today, I ask that you do it safely and proudly.”

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