Anzac Day 2020: Apart but together as one
For the first time since Anzac Day services began in 1916 we are not able to gather together as a country to remember and honour all those who served and are still serving our country in world conflicts and peacekeeping.
Along with my husband Grant and son Joe we will stand at the end of our driveway at 6am on Saturday morning to remember Joe’s great grandfather Edward who served at Gallipoli and in Egypt in WW1 and his grandfather David and great uncle Brian who served in the RAF and Navy in WW2 and Grant’s father Alan Kerr who fought in both the Italian and Egypt campaigns.
On Tuesday when New Zealand goes into the next stage of the Covid Lockdown we will lay wreaths along with Simon Watts, National's new candidate for North Shore at both the Takapuna and Devonport places of remembrance.
Anzac Day 2020 from within your bubble
- Join the New Zealand Defence Force and RSA's #StandAtDawn campaign.They've included some Anzac-themed crafts and activities on their website
- Watch a special Anzac Day programme at 11am on 25 April on TVNZ 1
- Watch a live broadcast of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Anzac Saluteon Facebook
- Share your experiences of Anzac Day this year on social media using the hashtags #StandAtDawn and #AnzacDay2020
- Text DVPT to 4622 to donate to the Devonport RSA Poppy trust or visit facebook.com/102015324821572/posts/103010508055387/?vh=e&d=n
Hon Maggie Barry ONZM
MP for North Shore