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Published Thursday 23 April 2020

Beveridge family share their local Anzac Day story

A local Beveridge family will be honouring Anzac Day 2020 by standing at the end of their driveway at 6 am and teenage daughter Briana will be playing the Last Post and Rouse on her clarinet.

Briana started practising in preparation for Anzac Day after hearing about Music for Mateship, an initiative that encourages people across Australia to play the traditional military service songs at the end of their driveways on ANZAC Day.

The RSL's #lightupthedawn campaign asks Australians to stand in their driveway, balcony or living room, with a torch or candle immediately following in the televised dawn service, to remember all those who have served and sacrificed.

Briana's sister Isabella has made poppies from egg cartons to create a wreath with home-grown rosemary, which they will hang proudly on the day.

The girl’s mother, Caroline shared their story with us.

We have members of our family past and present that have served and are still servicing and we are thankful and humbled for their bravery, courage and sacrifice. We also want to honour those this year that are on the front lines battling the unseen enemy – COVID – and doing what they can to help others at the risk of their own lives and giving up so much
Caroline, Beveridge

This proud military family has also shared stories of their military legacy which will feature in our Anzac Day photo gallery.

Make your own Poppy Wreath

And for those wanting to make your own home-made poppy wreath, our Libraries team with be livestreaming a how-to video at 10.30 am on Friday 24 April on the Mitchell Shire Council Facebook

Download your activity sheet to make your poppy wreath below.

This page was last updated on 29 December 2020.