Anzac Day is a nationally recognised day of commemoration held each year on 25 April. Every year, Australians join together to commemorate those who have served in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. This Anzac Day as we stay at home, there are lots of ideas to think about in observing the day.
We are encouraged to stand at dawn on April 25 to mark this solemn but significant day. Share your photo using the hashtag #StandAtDawn. Refer to the guidelines on the Defence Social Media page. You can even take a pledge that you will join others.
Join the conversation on social media with the hashtags #AnzacAtHome #StandAtDawn #AnzacDay #AnzacDay2020 #AnzacSpirit #LestWeForget #WeRememberThem #WeWillRemeberThem #TYFYS (Thank you for your service)
The poppy project is gathering momentum with the #anzacletterbox2020 idea for crafters to create a personalised tribute, as simple as a red ribbon, or add a knitted poppy for your letterbox during the month of April. Or add to an indoor display. Some crafters are also making wreaths. Bake some Anzac Biscuits. Try this healthier variation to the traditional recipe.
Explore educational activities at the Anzac Portal including Australian Women in war: service, courage and care which examines the roles Australian women have carried out during wartime, as well as the effects wars have had upon these women. There is a lot to explore here including books and videos.
The Australian War Memorial has updated its webiste to visit #MuseumAtHome with lots to explore including featured articles and their collection database.
The Victoria Police Musem have a dedicated web page for Anzac commemorations. For local stories visit Wikinorthia where you can read some of the stories we gathered for Fine Spirit and Pluck: World War One stories of Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea in 2016.
Do you know the stories of your own ancestors and relatives? If you know of a family member who had military service, look at this list of E-Resources to Research your Australian military Ancestor to start your research journey. Write up your research and share it, along with any photos you may have with your family #LestWeForget
Anzac Day is a nationally recognised day of commemoration held each year on 25 April. Every year, Australians join together to commemorate those who have served in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. This Anzac Day we have been asked to stay at home. Explore these eBooks/downloadable books this Anzac Day #LestWeForget