Honour veterans with Anzac Day driveway tribute

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Albany Anzac Day dawn service 2014.
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Albany residents are urged to stand on their driveways and balconies to honour Australian servicemen and women this Anzac Day.

For the first time since World War II traditional dawn services have been cancelled across the country in a bid to protect the community from the COVID-19 virus.

Instead, RSLWA has encouraged the community to pay their respects from home and stand in solidarity at 6am on April 25.

Albany RSL sub-branch president Laurie Fraser has called on his community to take part in the unique statewide service.

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Mr Fraser said the sub-branch had enlisted the help of Albany Community Radio.

Locals can tune into 100.9FM at 10.50am to hear The Ode and sounding of the Last Post, followed by a minute of silence.

The Albany Aero Club will conduct a fly-past from the south to the north of York Street at 11am.

Mr Fraser said despite the difficult circumstances, it was important for the community to stand united.

“The spirit of Anzac is something we should never let down,” he said.

“The liberties we have cost blood and that is the significance of Anzac Day.

“Comradeship, mateship, loyalty and all those good things we hear about — these were the people who brought them to life.”

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