We stood at the end of our driveways, keeping within our own bubbles last year as we commemorated a sombre 2020 Anzac Day.
For the first time since ANZAC Services began in 1916 we were unable to gather and remember, we did however do our very best to acknowledge the special day in our own and unique ways during the alert level four lockdown.
A year later and we are again prepared to publicly gather.
This year we will also be thinking about the service of the late Prince Philip, the Admiral of the Fleet for the Royal New Zealand Navy, Field Marshall of the New Zealand Army, and Marshall of the RNZ Air Force.
Traditional events will take place throughout Australia and New Zealand this Sunday, 25th April beginning with the dawn service at 6am.
This year people are asked to remember in ways they feel comfortable and standing in driveways is a great way to enable those who may otherwise be unable to attend official services to take part in the national day of remembrance.
On the morning of 25th April 1915, 106 years ago, ANZAC troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.
Each year we remember them, their service and their bravery.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them
The Cromwell ANZAC Service will take place on Sunday, 25th April 2021 at 10am in the Cromwell Memorial Hall.