Sunday 25 April
It was wonderful that Covid numbers in Australia, allowed the return of full Anzac Day services and parades. Unfortunately, and in my mind disrespectfully, larger numbers were permitted to attend the various football codes in the afternoon, than returned service members and families were permitted to walk in the morning parades.
Last year, the Returned Services League promoted curbside dawn services, as all of Australia was in Lockdown. Families all over Australia stood with candles, in front of their homes at 5.30 am, and listened to the live broadcast from The Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
This was also promoted again this year. With a number of our neighbours, this was our chosen way to acknowledge those who had served, granting us the freedom we so richly enjoy each and every day.