LEST WE FORGET: Student Amy Van den Akker holds a candle and wears her step father’s medals while reflecting on the sacrifice Australian and New Zealand soliders made at war. Photo: Scott Powick.
LEST WE FORGET: Student Amy Van den Akker holds a candle and wears her step father’s medals while reflecting on the sacrifice Australian and New Zealand soliders made at war. Photo: Scott Powick.

Here’s how to take part in our virtual Anzac Day parade

THIS year's Anzac Day will be one like no other.

There won't be Dawn Services around the country, or gunfire breakfasts with a dash of rum.

There won't be Australian flags waving while those who have served the country march down the street.

The band won't be playing Waltzing Matilda as crowds gather for wreath-laying ceremonies at cenotaphs in towns and suburbs around Australia.

The coins won't be tossed in two-up games.

But we can still honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Tweed Daily News is inviting readers to take part in a virtual Anzac Day parade.

We would like you to send us a photograph of yourself holding a photo of your relative who has served the country.

We will publish the photos on the Tweed Daily News website and in Saturday's paper to create our own Anzac Day parade.

The Diggers looked after their mates in times of great adversity.

We can follow their example and not let coronavirus or the restrictions being placed on the community in a bid to stop its spread stop us from commemorating this sacred day.

We can ensure that those who did pay the ultimate price in the service of our country are not forgotten.

Send your photos to letters@tweeddailynews.com.au or send them to the Tweed Daily News Facebook page.

And don't forget the national campaign to stand at your driveway with a lit candle at 6am on Anzac Day.

Lest we forget.