Anzac Day 2020
This year, ANZAC Day in Ku-ring-gai is very different – but we can still find ways to honour those who have served by lighting a candle, listening to the Dawn Service or even playing the Last Post.
However you choose to mark the day, let’s unite and use the ANZAC spirit as inspiration to draw on to get through these difficult times. Lest we forget
Ku-ring-gai Kids Honour our Heroes
We are asking all children in the Ku-ring-gai region to show support to our service people currently on deployment by the way of messages to sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen and to Honour our Anzacs, returned soldiers and those currently serving.
This can be in the form of story, poem, letter or artwork. The creativity is up to you. Upload onto Instagram and use the hashtag #ANZACKURINGGAI and #ANZACSPIRIT or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After Anzac Day all letters will be forward to the Australian Defence Force and these messages would be circulated to deployed personnel from all three services and veteran communities.
Anzac Day Children’s Storytime
Ku-ring-gai Library is proud to present an Anzac Day storytime so children can engage with the story of the ANZACs and pay our respects to all soldiers past and present.
Children are also encouraged to make an Anzac craft out of items at home from either inside or outside in nature. Once made, display this somewhere outside your home, or in the window on Anzac Day.
If you are unable to join in for storytime time there is a collection of Anzac stories available through The Storybox Library which can be found on Council's website in the Library Audio/E Books section.
Light up the Dawn
We encourage all residents to participate in the Anzac Day driveway commemoration.
Participants are asked to stand at the end of their driveways or on their balconies facing east from 6am for a minute silence to remember those who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms allowed to us today.
Ku-ring-gai Council is supporting a nation-wide campaign focused on ANZAC Spirit with the taglines #ANZACspirit and #StandTo.
A national dawn service will be televised from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. This service will be led by the Governor General and Prime Minister. It is scheduled to commence with the pre-service program at 5am with the national service at 5.30am. This service will be broadcast live by the ABC.
RSL NSW will facilitate a 10am televised service attended by the Governor at the Hyde Park Memorial. Please check your local TV guides.
However we do ask residents who choose to mark Anzac Day, they should do so in-line with the latest health advice and in a way that is solemn and dignified.