With current restrictions preventing residents from paying their respects to Australia’s servicemen and women through the traditional services this Anzac Day, there are several initiatives the City of Bunbury is supporting.
The City is calling upon community members to take part in the ‘Driveways at Dawn’ campaign in response to Anzac Day services being cancelled across the country due to COVID-19.
Bunbury residents are encouraged to stand on their driveways or balconies in quiet contemplation at 5.55am on Saturday, April 25.
The City is also calling on community members to send in photos of themselves or family members proudly wearing their wartime medals, to be collated into a video montage to be shared across the City’s social media platforms.
The photos can be of an individual or family member that relates to Anzac Day. It can be an historic wartime photo, current day photo of a veteran or a photo of children proudly wearing their grandparents’ medals.
As part of the Driveways at Dawn initiative, the City will also be providing a wreath for each suburb in the City to be laid by an RSL-nominated representative at the end of a driveway or street.
The City is encouraging other community groups and individuals to lay their owns wreaths and support local florists.
Photos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm Wednesday, 22 April and the compilation will be available on the City of Bunbury Facebook page on Anzac Day morning.