Driveway Commemorations Suggested for Anzac Day

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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A grassroots campaign for Australians to commemorate Anzac Day at dawn in their driveways is gathering momentum across the country.

With traditional services and marches cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, RSL leaders are encouraging people to honour servicemen and women at dawn on April 25 by standing beside their letterboxes or on balconies.

Radio stations across the country are signing on to live-stream services, while a Queensland school teacher is calling on musicians everywhere to play the Last Post and Reveille for neighbours.

Brisbane teacher Alastair Tomkins has started the Music for Mateship initiative to show support for service personnel after Anzac Day services were called off earlier this month.

“We maybe mandated to have isolation but we can still bring our community together one sreet at a time by playing the Last Post, observing a minute’s silence and playing Rouse,” he says.

 

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