Anzac Day will be commemorated this Saturday, April 25. Anzac day traditions have a long and proud history. In the early days we honoured those who fought at Gallipoli, especially those who died. Over the years however, we have come to recognise the sacrifice and service of countless men and women in different wars and peacekeeping missions.
This year, Anzac day will be very different. There will be no dawn services, no marches and no public gatherings. Despite this, it is important that we find ways to publicly acknowledge, honour and remember the brave service of others.
You are invited to take part in #stand4them, a way of paying tribute to those who have bravely defended our country, and the freedom of others around the world.
Collect items from around your garden or home to decorate your fence, letterbox, window, door or driveway. Be creative with signs, posters, national flags and flowers such as poppies, wattle and rosemary. When we decorate, we can commemorate the service of the courageous people who have preserved our freedom.
Then, Anzac Day – stand in front of your decorations and observe a minute’s silence, to commemorate and give thanks for those who have bravely served, and continue to serve our country.
Don’t forget to take a photo, upload it to social media, and the padlet, #stand4them.
Lest we forget.