Many of us will greatly miss the Anzac Day ritual of waking before dawn, donning a warm hat and scarf, and making our way to Kings Park or our local memorial to pay tribute to our Veterans.
Residents at The Richardson will commemorate Anzac Day through a special service conducted at our home. We are fortunate to have a volunteer bugler perform (outside) which will help us honour our traditions and remember our fallen heroes.
If you’re concerned about how to pay your respect this year – never fear – despite COVID-19, there is still plenty you can take part in to remember those who fought for our country:
1. See you at 6am – from across the road
Still set your alarms! RSLWA is encouraging all Aussies to get creative in a show of mate-ship this Anzac Day – by standing in quiet contemplation at the end of their driveways, or on their balconies, at 6am on April 25. You can also watch the RSL Community Service Announcement here.
2. Give a History Lesson
Video call the kids and speak to them about what Anzac Day means to you and answer any questions they might have. The RSLWA have a great summary of the history of Anzac Day, click here.
3. Get Crafty
After you’ve talked about the importance of Anzac Day with the grandies get your artistic juices flowing with some craft or food activities. Bright Star Kids have some great ideas including poppy craft, a rosemary wreath or baking delicious Anzac biscuits, click here for their ANZAC Day ideas.
This year, encourage the kids to place their craft in the front window or post it on the RSLWA Facebook page.
4. Bake Damper
Grab the 4 staples you need to create some heart-warming damper – just don’t forget the golden syrup. Click here for the easy 4 ingredient recipe.
5. Plant a Rosemary Bush
If you’re keen to get out in the garden, why not find a sunny spot to plant a rosemary bush in remembrance of our fallen soldiers. The Guildford Garden Centre deliver smaller plants free of charge within 20km of the CBD.
Of course you can still donate to the Anzac appeal 2020 online up until the 27th April. Click here to make a donation to the RSLWA ANZAC Appeal.
Wishing you a peaceful Anzac Day.
If you require support or wish to speak to someone about your situation or that of a loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact us on (08) 9381 2800.