Ten ways to pay tribute to our ANZACs this April 25

Gunnedah Shire Council

There are many ways you can honour our ANZACs in Gunnedah Shire this April 25.

Gunnedah RSL sub-branch Vice-President John Atkin said the RSL was encouraging people who could not make it to a service to continue the newer “Light up the Dawn” tradition.

“In the last couple of years, people have not been able to get out and Light up the Dawn has become popular,” he said.

“People can stand in their garden or driveway at about 5.30am, just as dawn is breaking and the sun is coming up, and maybe light a candle or, if they have an Australian flag, fly it at half-mast until the sun is up.

“We will also have full services this year with no restrictions in place.”

Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Light up the Dawn allowed people to commemorate this important day in their own way.

“There are people who just can’t make it to a service,” he said. “With Light up the Dawn, everyone has the option to pay their own tribute together with the nation, even while they are alone.

“Whether you mark this day by yourself, with your family, or at one of the services that always brings us together as a community, ANZAC Day remains one of the most important days in the Australian Calendar.”

Here are 10 ways you can pay tribute to those who have served this ANZAC Day, April 25:

1. Join the Light Up the Dawn with your own small tribute in your garden or driveway as the sun comes up

2. Attend the Dawn Service in Curlewis at 5.15am at the Curlewis Cenotaph

3. Attend the Dawn Service in Gunnedah at the Cenotaph in Conadilly Street at 5.30am

4. Attend the Dawn Service in Tambar Springs at 5.30am

5. Attend the Service at the Breeza Cenotaph at 8.30am

6. Attend the Service at the Curlewis Cenotaph at 9am

7. Join or watch the ANZAC Day march that starts in Marquis Street, Gunnedah at 10.30am and continues down Conadilly Street (assembly point is the corner of Marquis and Elgin streets at 10am)

8. Attend the Service at Gunnedah Cenotaph in Conadilly Street at 10.45am

9. Attend the Tambar Springs Service at 11am

10. Buy an ANZAC Day poppy to remember those who have served.

Caption: The ANZAC Day parade in Gunnedah brings the community together to pay tribute to those who have served.

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