26 September 2023

Anzac Day resources in the kitbag

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The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has released a digital ‘kitbag’, to help Australians mark Anzac Day this year.

The Department said its Anzac Day Kitbag had practical resources for families, local community groups and people who wanted to hold their own private commemoration.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Darren Chester encouraged people to attend a local Anzac Day service and show their respect for those who had served.

“The Kitbag includes posters, sample speeches, orders of service, supporting music, crafts cards on how to make Anzac biscuits, poppies or a wreath and a range of supporting social media assets, including social media banner images,” Mr Chester said.

“Everything is free, all in one spot and downloadable, making it simple for all Australians to access and use,” he said.

“With many options available to commemorate this Anzac Day, as a nation we can all proudly carry on the legacy of acknowledging service and sacrifice on Anzac Day in 2021.”

Mr Chester said that while the pandemic would impact large gatherings on Anzac Day, people could still mark it by attending a local community dawn or commemorative service; watching the Dawn Service and National Ceremony live on ABC; leaving a poppy and personalised message on the Virtual Poppy Wall; taking part in the RSL’s Light up the Dawn campaign; and having their own private commemorations in a respectful, solemn and dignified way

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ digital Anzac Day Kitbag can be accessed at this PS News link.

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