This ANZAC Day Light Up The Dawn
On the 25th of April commemorate our veterans with a traditional Dawn Service at your local cenotaph, or honour them from home at 6am.
On ANZAC Day we join in person, and in spirit to commemorate those who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. However you choose to mark the day, we have some ideas to help you pay your respects to those who served.
Commemorate With Your Local Community
After a year of commemorating at a distance, we can safely honour our veterans, past and present with our community once again. If you're able to attend, please ensure to abide by COVID safe plans in place by your local service.Find Your Local ANZAC Service
Light Up The Dawn At Home
If you’re commemorating at home this year, RSL Australia have put together a short audio ANZAC Day Service which you can either download and play at 6am or stream liveDownload The Service Here
Wear A Spring Of Rosemary
Rosemary has been affiliated with remembrance for a long time, but its particular significance to ANZAC Day dates to World War I. Native to the seaside regions of the Mediterranean, rosemary grows wild on the slopes of the Gallipoli Peninsula and was returned to Australia by a wounded Digger. Sprigs of rosemary are worn to this day by attendees at ANZAC Day ceremonies as a reminder of the fallen.
Post A Poppy
Visitors to the Australian War Memorial have been placing a poppy on the Roll of Honour in the Commemorative Area, in remembrance of the 102,000 Australians who died as a result of war and operations over many years.
The Australian War Memorial and Department of Veterans’ Affairs have created a virtual poppy wall so you can post a message of remembrance online this ANZAC Day.Post A Poppy Here
Wherever you are on Sunday 25th April 2021, take a moment to reflect and pay respects to the service people who gave their lives during World War I, and all others that followed.
THE ODE OF REMEMBRANCE
Less than two months after WWI was declared, and heavy casualties had already been reported, English poet Laurence Binyon wrote For the Fallen.
Since 1921, The Ode has become an integral part of ANZAC ceremonies:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.