With thanks to the RSA and the NZDF we can still commemorate Anzac Day from home on Saturday April 25th 2020 at 6am.
Anzac Day is one of the most important national occasions for both Australians and New Zealanders. In 2020, for the first time in history, Anzac Day Services across New Zealand have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Even though public Anzac Services are unable to go ahead, it does not mean that the tradition of remembering and commemorating our veterans and service personnel should be cancelled too.
The RSA and New Zealand Defence Force would like you to join them to remember those who gave their lives for our country. This is a time to pay respect and acknowledge the many thousands of our military people who are serving or have served, who are called upon to support New Zealand in times of war, conflict and disasters.
At 6:00 am on Saturday 25 April. Stand at your letterbox, at the front door, in your lounge rooms, balconies, in your driveway. Wherever you are in the world, stand with us and take a moment to remember our fallen – but please stay within your ‘bubble’.
Tune into Radio NZ National (AM & FM frequencies), listen live on the internet or on your phone (download app here) for the official dawn service broadcast commencing at 6:00 am. Veterans are encouraged to wear their medals just as they would for the official public gathering.
The morning service includes…
The Last Post
Ode of Remembrance in Te Reo & English
Address by Hon. Ron Mark, Minister of Defence / Minister for Veterans
Take a photo or a video clip and Tag #StandAtDawn #AnzacDay @RSANational @NZDefenceForce to show the world our support!
Lest we forget