Light up the dawn in the Inner West this Saturday

Thursday 23 April 2020

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has joined with RSL NSW to encourage all local people to #lightupthedawn.

He also confirmed that two buglers will play the Last Post at 6am from two of our most historic pubs, The Royal Leichhardt and Unity Hall Hotel in Balmain.

“We are calling on locals to stand with a candle, at the end of your driveway, on your balcony, or in your living room at 6am on ANZAC Day, to remember all those who have served and sacrificed," said Mayor Byrne.

“While we cannot attend any ceremony this year we can still join our neighbours outside our homes to pay our respects to the fallen.

“Every ANZAC Day is a solemn occasion that must be commemorated, but this year, in the midst of a crisis, it’s really vital for us to reflect on the sacrifice of our ancestors and to heed the lessons of the Great War and the Influenza pandemic that followed it.

“It is also important in this time of separation that we still connect with each other and keep our national rituals alive", said Mayor Byrne.

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