This year's ANZAC Day services have been cancelled due to Perth's three day lockdown, however the moving driveway dawn service will return. Please tune in to ABC Radio (ABC Radio
This year’s ANZAC Day services have been cancelled due to Perth’s three day lockdown, however the moving driveway dawn service will return. Please tune in to ABC Radio (ABC Radio Perth for metropolitan listeners) for a special Light Up The Dawn broadcast of The Ode, the Last Post, the Minute’s Silence and Rouse, from 6am.
On Sunday, 25 April at 6am you can commemorate ANZAC Day by:
- Lighting a candle and standing in quiet contemplation on your lawn, driveway or balcony.
- Tuning in to your radio or local streaming service to listen to The Last Post and observe one minute’s silence.
- If you are a musician, play the Last Post or the Reveille on a musical instrument of your choice.
- Dressing your letterbox and windows with poppies and/or a wreath.
- Recite The Ode.
- Hold a traditional gunfire breakfast and raise a mug to our Diggers.
Looking for another way to involve your family in ANZAC Day tradition? Whip up a batch of delicious Anzac biscuits together.
Why we make biscuits
“During World War I, people at home in Australia often sent parcels to the Anzacs to show their support. Parcels of food supplemented the soldiers’ plain diet of tinned ‘bully’ beef and hardtack, also known as the ‘Anzac wafer’ or ‘Anzac tile’.
Many care parcels included biscuits made from rolled oats, golden syrup and flour, which had high nutritional value and kept well while being transported overseas.
Now known as ‘Anzac biscuits’, they’re still popular in Australia today.”
Credit: ANZAC Portal from the Australian Government’s Department of Veteran Affairs
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