ANZAC Day is a significant day for Australians to pay tribute to the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. April 25 is an important day to remember and honour our heroes.
Below are 10 meaningful ways we can commemorate ANZAC Day this year.
1. Attend a Dawn Service
ANZAC Day commemorations often begin with a Dawn Service, to symbolise the landing of ANZAC troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Attending a Dawn Service is a moving and emotional experience, allowing us to pay tribute to those who served our country.
2. Wear a Red Poppy
Wearing a red poppy on ANZAC Day is a tradition that dates back to the First World War. The poppy is a symbol of respect for those who have died in war, and wearing one is a small gesture that shows our support for our troops.
3. Participate in a March
Many ANZAC Day events include a parade, where veterans and their families march through the streets. Participating in a march is a great way to show your support and appreciation for our veterans.
4. Visit a War Memorial
Visiting a war memorial is a way of honouring those who served our country. Take some time to read the names and pay your respects to those who gave their lives for Australia.
5. Pause for a Minute’s Silence
Observing a minute’s silence is a way to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in war. Take a moment to remember the sacrifices that were made and to show your respect for our servicemen and women.
6. Make a Donation
Making a donation to a charity that supports veterans is a great way to show your support for our troops. There are many charities that work to improve the lives of veterans and their families, and your donation can make a real difference.
7. Cook an ANZAC Biscuit
ANZAC biscuits have a special place in Australian history. Originally baked by women in Australia and New Zealand to send to their troops serving overseas, ANZAC biscuits are now a popular treat that can be made at home. Cooking ANZAC biscuits is a fun way to involve the whole family in ANZAC Day.
8. Watch a Military Movie
Watching a military movie is a way to gain a greater appreciation for the sacrifices that were made. There are many great movies that tell the stories of our brave soldiers, and watching one on ANZAC Day can be a meaningful way to pay tribute.
9. Attend a Commemorative Service
Many towns and cities hold commemorative services on ANZAC Day. These services often include wreath-laying ceremonies and speeches, and they provide an opportunity to come together as a community to remember and honour our servicemen and women.
10. Fly an Australian Flag
Flying an Australian flag on ANZAC Day is a way to show your patriotism and support for our servicemen and women. You can fly a flag at your home, your workplace, or your school to show your respect for those who sacrificed so much for our country.
There are many meaningful ways to commemorate ANZAC day and honour our servicemen and women. Whether you attend a Dawn Service, wear a red poppy, or make a donation to a charity that supports veterans, every gesture counts.
Lest we forget.