Five ways to mark Anzac Day at home
21 Apr 2020
Although ANZAC Day may be different this year, there are still a number of ways you can acknowledge the day and ensure Australian servicemen and women are appropriately remembered.
1. WATCH THE SERVICE ON TV
The Australian War Memorial will be going ahead with a private, nationally-televised Anzac Day commemorative service, which will be held at 5:30am AEST on Anzac Day. The event will be broadcast live across Australia by the ABC and streamed online. See here for details.
2. STAND AT THE END OF YOUR DRIVEAWAY
Rug up and head to your driveway at 6am and observe a minutes silence. Together, even while apart, we’ll remember those who served and sacrificed.
Guide for a Home Service
RSL SA offers this guide to conducting your personal remembrance service.
Recite the Ode:
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.
Play The Last Post
Minute of Silence
Recite: Lest We Forget
Play New Zealand National Anthem
Play Australian National Anthem
3. MAKE ANZAC DAY CRAFTS WITH YOUR KIDS
Enjoy making DIY crafts with the kids as you talk to them about the importance of Anzac Day. Make a poppy out of paper and make a wreath with autumn leaves.
See here for the instructions.
4. BAKE ANZAC BISCUITS
A long standing tradition is to bake ANZAC biscuits. These were baked by wives and mothers during World War I and sent to the Australian soldiers in the trenches.
Fast forward to today and ANZAC biscuits are an Aussie icon. Great with a cuppa or as an afternoon treat for the family.
See here for the recipe.
5. VISIT THE AUSTRALIA WAR MEMORIAL WEBSITE
Learn about the story of the ANZACs, the role of indigenous soldiers in wars, Australia's relationship with New Zealand, and more. The Museums at Home resource has podcasts, videos, interactive technology and you can even take a virtual visit of the memorial from home! See here for details.