Broome community to join rest of State in honouring Anzacs from driveways tomorrow

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Wreaths laid on the memorial at the Anzac Day ceremony in Broome.
Camera IconWreaths laid on the memorial at the Anzac Day ceremony in Broome. Credit: Jakeb Waddell/Jakeb Waddell

Although tight restrictions on social gatherings remain in place, the Anzac spirit will be kept alive in unconventional ways this weekend.

Broome residents are being encouraged to stand at their driveways or balconies at sunrise tomorrow to acknowledge those who have fought for Australia and New Zealand in conflict.

Broome RSL sub-branch president Persine Ayensberg said it would not be hosting the traditional dawn service but said residents could get creative in their show of mateship this Anzac Day.

“RSLWA will lead this unique tribute to our fallen servicemen and women and those who have or still serve today,” she said.

“We invite the entire community to get behind us by lighting a candle and joining our Anzac Day driveway dawn service at 5.55am and tune into radio broadcasts that will include The Ode and The Last Post, as well as tune into a special commemorative TV broadcast.

“We also encourage people to fire up their barbecues or hold their very own gunfire breakfast of bacon, eggs and sausages.”

The Broome dawn service normally saw hundreds of people come together at Bedford Memorial Park and quietly reflect and honour those who lost their lives fighting for the nation.

It was followed by a gunfire breakfast at the sub-branch.

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