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Anzac Day draws community respect

Light up the dawn
Nicole Euglisi, Des and Lynette Goodchild paid their respects on Anzac Day.

People across the Bundaberg Region found innovative ways to show their respect on Anzac Day while observing COVID-19 restrictions.

Hundreds of people stood at their driveways on sunrise to “light up the dawn“, silently showing respect, while Michelle Cocking and her family utilised a fence to present their own Anzac Day message.

Michelle, who operates a real estate business at Woodgate Beach, said Anzac Day remained an iconic occasion for all Australians and she was happy she and her family were able to provide a personal message of remembrance.

The drawing featuring a soldier in silhouette and poppies and the words “Lest We Forget” is located at the end of Pine Court off Sixth Avenue.

Australian flags fluttering in the sea breeze are a fairly common sight along the Woodgate Beach Esplanade as locals placed their meaningful support via this national emblem.

Anzac Day Childers
Some of the many posters produced by students from Years Two and Three at Childers State School and displayed in the grounds of the Isis Club.

Posters based on local soldiers

In Childers, the Years Two and Three students from Childers State School produced posters based on the soldiers featured in the local Hall of Memories.

School principal Robyn Philpott said the students had provided a unique perspective of each soldier they drew, and they had a personal understanding of what the soldier had achieved and the significance of Anzac Day.

Anzac Day Woodgate
Michelle Cocking and her son James of Woodgate Beach with an Anzac Day message painted on a neighbouring fence. The drawing is located at the end of Pine Court in Sixth Avenue.
Anzac Day 2020
Shaun and Elinor Barry paid their driveway respects on Anzac Day.