Australians are being called to honour Anzac Day by standing at the end of their driveways for a minute’s silence after public events were cancelled across the nation.
RSL Queensland says the display would send a powerful message of solidarity to Australia’s defence community after Anzac Day services, events and parades were cancelled amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
People can safely commemorate a different kind of dawn service by standing on their driveway or balcony at 6am and uniting in the Anzac spirit, RSL Queensland State President Tony Ferris said on Wednesday.
“This is an idea that has gathered momentum on social media, and we agree it’s a brilliant way to collectively honour the dedication, commitment and sacrifice of our service people,” he said.
Mr Ferris said the qualities evoked by the Anzac spirit – ingenuity, humour, endurance, courage and mateship – are more important than ever in times of uncertainty.
“Regardless of the form this year’s Anzac Day commemorations take, let’s show that Australians will always remember those who have served and sacrificed for this nation,” he said.