Remembering them

With all that is going on in the world at the moment local residents are asked to remember our Veterans this April 25 and commemorate Anzac Day in a different way.

Ex-Army and local resident James Wall is calling on locals to show their respect and support to Veterans both alive and fallen by standing at the end of their driveway for a minutes silence on Anzac Day.

"As an ex-Army member I was very disappointed to find out that NSW RSL has cancelled all Anzac Day commemorations due to the COVID-19 pandemic," Mr Wall said.

"We are living in frightening times."

Mr Wall has called on the support of Hilltops Council to back the 'event' with Mr Wall believing that giving residents the opportunity to come together while complying with social distancing rules will bring comfort during these adverse times.

"It could happen across the Hilltops and would be a uniting moment at a time of fear and panic," Mr Wall said.

President of the Young RSL sub-branch and Hilltops councillor John Walker has thrown his support behind the movement which has gained attention online.

Though ceremonies are cancelled residents will still be able to pay their respects with a minute silence on Anzac Day.

Though ceremonies are cancelled residents will still be able to pay their respects with a minute silence on Anzac Day.

"Australians will not allow ANZAC Day to be forgotten because of the national limitations that restrict our movements as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic," Mr Walker said.

"We all know that we are required to work within very strict social isolation and public health regulation limitations to prevent the formation of community groups, but that does not restrict a community desire to respect ANZAC values. The method you suggest is one way to show that respect on Anzac Day."

Residents who would like to participate in the Anzac Day commemoration are asked to stand at the end of their driveways from 6am for a minute silence to remember those who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms allowed to us today. The 'event' can be found on Facebook for anyone who would like more information.