ANZAC Day is an important day for every Australian. In Toowoomba, we’ve always had a strong tradition of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our veterans to remember those who have served and sacrificed. Despite the cancellation of regular services and social distancing restrictions this year, we can all still pay our respects by participating in online commemorations.
The Toowoomba United RSL Sub Branch will be hosting a live Facebook feed on ANZAC Day morning as part of their ‘Flags on the Homefront’ program. Approximately 75 flagpoles are expected to be installed at homes across Toowoomba, so veterans and other residents can observe ANZAC Day at their own home.
You can help the Toowoomba United RSL Sub Branch in remembering the fallen, returned, peacetime and current serving defence members, by donating to their ‘Flags on the Homefront’ program here.
To tune in to the Toowoomba United RSL Sub Branch’s ANZAC Day live Facebook feed, please click here. You can also purchase ANZAC Day poppies and other memorabilia through the same link.
RSL Queensland is also encouraging Queenslanders to stand in their driveway, on their balcony or in their living room to remember all those who have served and sacrificed as part of their ‘Light up the Dawn’ commemoration.
An ANZAC Day service will be broadcast online via the RSL Queensland’s website, at 6.00am on the 25th of April. To pledge your place, find out more or to access the service, please click here.
Members of the Toowoomba Municipal Brass Band will also be standing together in their homes and driveways to play The Last Post in unison at 6.00am on the 25th of April. Brass players throughout Australia will be doing the same as part of a moving Music for Mateship tribute to our Anzacs. For more information about the Music for Mateship tribute, please click here.
You can also tune in to ABC 2 for ANZAC Day coverage from 5.00am, including live broadcast of the 5.30am Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. For more information, please click here.