Anzac Day: lest we forget
Tomorrow, April 25th, we stop and commemorate the service and sacrifices of our veterans.
While the current situation means this year’s Anzac Day will need to be very different to previous years, that shouldn’t stop us from being able to take time out to pause and reflect.
There are a range of ways members can still mark Anzac Day, including:
- Taking part in an Anzac Day Dawn driveway service
- Putting an Anzac Dawn 2020 Poppy cut-out on your letterbox
- Donate to the your favourite veteran charity.
- Tune into live commemorative services: The ABC is showing live commemorative services
- Reach out to a mate who might be alone: Many people are alone during this time of isolation. It’s an opportunity to invoke the ANZAC value of mateship and check to see how a mate is doing.
- Share the RTBU Anzac Day Facebook graphic (image will be posted at 6am, 25 April)
We know that Anzac Day is a very important occasion for many of our RTBU members and for our railway family broadly. Many railway and transport workers have lost their lives in wars over the years, including the 1,214 railway and transport workers lost their lives during World War I.
It’s also important to remember that many of you will be working on Anzac Day and across the long weekend. To each and every one of you who are spending the day away from your family to keep our communities moving, our heartfelt thank you.
The role our transport workers play in our communities have never been more visible and more important. You’re the frontline, often making sacrifices of your own, for the benefit of everyone. If you’re out there working this weekend, thanks again – your hard work is not going unnoticed.