Let us remember
This ANZAC Day will be more poignant than ever, with marches cancelled and dawn services closed to the public. Australians have been invited to show their respect by lighting a candle or shining a light on driveways and balconies at 6am on Saturday, April 25.
Living the new norm of social distancing and self-isolation have in many ways strengthened the sense of common purpose that binds our community.
We invite our extended Mirvac family of customers and staff, to light up the dawn in our communities, observing a minute’s silence to remember all those whose lives have been lost or touched by war.
Lest we forget.
Virtual ANZAC Day Broadcast
The ABC will be broadcasting the Australian War Memorial’s ANZAC Day service live from 5.30am on ABC TV, the ABC Australia Facebook page and ABC Australia YouTube channel.
Local ANZAC services will be broadcast on ABC local radio, with Melbourne’s Dawn Service from the Shrine of Remembrance, 6.10am-6.30am and Sydney’s Morning Service, from the ANZAC Memorial Hyde Park, 10am-10.30am.
Baking and craft
ANZAC Day is a great excuse to indulge in a bit of home-baking and an easy activity for children to get involved in. So get baking with this great ANZAC biscuit recipe or here is a gluten free alternative.
The red poppy has become a symbol of war remembrance and you and your children can create your own following these easy instructions.
For more creative types this poppy wreath promises a few hours of housebound fun.
More craft activities and puzzles can be found here.
ANZAC reading - The Legend
It is important to teach our children about our history and ANZAC Ted, a book written and illustrated by Belinda Landsberry, tells the story of soldiers in WWI with great sensitivity.
This time at home offers a chance for deeper reflection on the meaning of ANZAC Day, in addition to the rituals of marches and flag waving. You can find articles, images, videos and hear veterans’ stories here on the ANZAC Portal.
Or this six-part series, Days in Conflict, produced by Sam Doust, for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the ABC.
"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"
Excerpt from the Fallen by Laurence Binyon