Light Up The Dawn Campaign Success

Thank you to Australia for embracing Light Up The Dawn with such respect and magnitude. We were separate but united to remember generations of service, sacrifice and the servicewomen and servicemen serving in our name now.

As a result of restrictions to this year’s formal ANZAC Day commemorations the RSL encouraged people to Light Up the Dawn and remember and pay respects from home. This took several forms including from homes, the end of driveways or a balcony. People spread the word and took it to their neighbourhoods, #LightUpTheDawn

Guide for a Home Service

RSL SA offers this guide to conducting your personal remembrance service. It contains links to bugle calls and music to complement your words. 

Introduction: Use your own words of reflection, name people you remember today, give gratitude for those who served and sacrificed, and to those still serving our nation. 

Recite the Ode:  

They shall grow not 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. 

Play The Last Post 

Minute of Silence 

Play Rouse 

Recite: Lest We Forget 

Play New Zealand National Anthem 

Play Australian National Anthem 


You may add prayers, hymns, readings and personal content to reflect your beliefs. Consider reciting the ANZAC Requiem. Bugle calls and music thanks to Please use volume levels for your own use, that are respectful to neighbours.

Helping the RSL share Light up the Dawn:

To make it easy for people and organisations across Australia to share Light up the Dawn, we’ve created a range of digital assets.

• Desktop screensaver

• Email signature

• Banner image

• Landscape image

• Square image

Please use these across your social media channels, in your email communications and on any other platforms to help us Light Up The Dawn across Australia. Don’t forget to use the hashtags – #ANZACspirit #lightupthedawn

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