For what they have done this we will do — the simple reason all Australians must ensure the legacy of commemoration continues this Anzac Day.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan is encouraging everyone to commemorate Anzac Day in 2021 in a respectful and meaningful way.
“Anzac Day is the most sacred day of commemoration on the Australian calendar and a time for us to remember the service and sacrifice of all Australian service personnel who have served our nation,” Mr Hogan said.
“Last year, with the challenges of the coronavirus, we found new ways to honour those who serve and have served.”
“This year, I encourage everyone to attend a local service if possible and show your respect for those who have served.”
While the pandemic still affects how we do things, there are ways we can mark Anzac Day, including:
- Attending a local community dawn or commemorative service (pending the latest health advice).
- Tuning in to the ABC to watch the Dawn Service and National Ceremony live from the Australian War Memorial.
- Leaving a poppy and personalised Anzac Day message on the Virtual Poppy Wall at https://lestweforget.gov.au alongside thousands of other Australians.
- Taking part in the RSL’s ‘Light up the Dawn’ campaign, which may include standing at the end of your driveway at dawn.
- Exploring the Australian War Memorial’s Anzac At Home content online for videos, activities and recipes at gov.au/anzacathome
- Taking a photo of the local war memorial or honour board and upload it to Places of Pride at awm.gov.au to help build the national register of Australian war memorials.
- Taking part in their own private commemorations in a respectful, solemn and dignified way.
However you choose to commemorate the day, please do so in a respectful and safe way, ensuring our veterans, current Australian Defence Force members, and their families know that we value the contribution of those who have served our country.