Although Australia is recovering well from the events of 2020 (COVID-19) this year’s Anzac Day commemorative services will once again be scaled back. Only a handful of people will be able to attend the popular Dawn Services around the country. Those who are not able to secure a special ticket are encouraged to participate at home by standing on their driveways with candles.
Despite the scaled back services, Australians and their New Zealand colleagues will come together in spirit to remember those who fought at Anzac Cove.
It’s been a year and a bit since international travel was ripped away from us as we were all sent into lockdown. But today it was officially announced that a trans Tasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand will open. Just in time for Anzac Day.
Of course there will be strict rules in place, including if there is the hint of an outbreak then the doors will be slammed shut again. On a positive note, no quarantine will be required on either side of the Tasman. So travellers can walk straight out the airport and once again enjoy freedom.
It’s been a year and a bit since international travel was a thing. The events of 2020 has shown us that putting people close together in small spaces is a haven for spreading disease quickly. Will we see history repeat itself, or has society learned the valuable lesson 2020 brought to us.
Let’s pray that this is the beginning of travel being accessible again so that we can enjoy the beauty and culture our planet has to offer – in a sustainable and mindful way.
ANZAC Day is the most important national day for Australia and New Zealand. It commemorates the anniversary our two nations fought side by side together during World War 1. It is a day which brings together people, old and young to remember the hardships and spirit of mateship. Continue reading “Rosemary for Remembrance”
Dawn was not only the start of a brand new day, but it was a strategic defensive tactic employed by the military. The early morning light, as the sun slowly rose slowly over the horizon, played tricks on the eyes. In war, it was the perfect time to take advantage of your enemy.