6 ways you can commemorate Anzac Day this Saturday

Anzac Day 2020 will be different. This year, we won’t be attending our local dawn service or supporting returned servicemen and women as they march. However, there are other ways we can pay tribute to our ANZACs, past, and present.

Light Up the Dawn

RSL Australia is encouraging us all to pledge to ‘light up the dawn’ by standing in our driveways or on our balconies at 6am for a moment or remembrance and to symbolise unity. Many are choosing to light a candle or hold an Australian flag to show their support.

Tune in

The ABC will be broadcasting a dawn service from the Australian War Memorial from 5.30am. A little later, at 10am, a service will be broadcast from Sydney’s Hyde Park. This will also be broadcast on ABC TV or you can watch it on the Memorial’s Facebook page.

At 1pm, the network will show the 2015 Centenary Commemoration from Gallipoli and an hour later, the 2018 Dawn Service from Villers-Bretonneux.

Listen to ‘The Last Post’

Amy Corrigan from Port Macquarie-Hastings Municipal Band will be doing a live feed of ‘The Last Post’ at 6am which you can watch here.

Alternatively, you can head to Spotify and listen to / download ‘The Last Post’ and other music such as ‘The Reveille’ and ‘Waltzing Matilda’.

Show your support on social media

Show your support for veterans on social media by recording a video of you reciting The Ode or by posting a kind and supportive message to past and present servicemen and women.

Reach out to others

This national day is also about mateship and RSL NSW is encouraging us to reach out to those who may be alone.


Pledge your support by donating to the ANZAC Appeal.

Find out what Anzac Day means to one local veteran and discover fascinating stories about ANZACs such as Olympic medallist Cecil Healy and Australian Light Horseman Roy Parsons.