Mullumbimby Services sub-branch acting secretary Adrian O’Loughlan says ANZAC Day, to be held this Saturday, will not be the usual national day of remembrance for those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
Owing to COVID-19, there will be no dawn service or mid-morning parade.
‘This doesn’t mean ANZAC Day is cancelled,’ Mr O’Loughlan said.
‘It means it will be different. People can still lay wreaths and remember our fallen, but we must abide by the NSW government social distancing laws.’
The service will still be observed at 6am but they are asking that you stand in your driveways in solidarity.
‘So on ANZAC Day to keep our community spirit strong at 0600 hours let us all stand in solidarity at the end of our driveways, united in sharing our respect with one minute’s silence. And then perhaps a wave and at all your neighbours,’ he said.
‘From Mullumbimby RSL sub branch to the Byron Shire community: stay strong and safe on ANZAC Day, 2020. Less we forget.’