WATCH: Whitsundays to honour fallen in virtual service
WHILE cenotaphs will not be surrounded by people this year, Whitsunday Regional Council is encouraging residents to take to their driveways, balconies and front lawns to honour Anzac Day with a virtual service.
The service features messages of hope and remembrance from veterans across the region as well as a minutes’ silence to pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for Australia.
Residents are encouraged to head out onto their driveways at 6am and watch the video as part of the Whitsunday Anzac Day Light Up the Dawn virtual service.
Speaking last week, Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox encouraged residents to embrace the virtual service as a way of honouring the Anzacs despite the challenges of coronavirus.
“Anzac Day to me is one of the most important in the year’s calendar, but this day will be like no other,” he said.
“At six in the morning, pause and either go out to your driveway or stand on your balcony or patio and have a little bit of time to reflect on what these fine men and women have done for our country.
“I think we need to think about celebrating our freedom and what they’ve fought for and celebrate the fact that even in these difficult times of COVID-19 we still have the best country in the world.”