The Australian pipe band community is being asked to delve into their photograph albums and newspaper clipping collection to contribute to a special online pictorial gallery of our bands on ANZAC Day over more than a century.
The online gallery will be part of the Pipe Bands Australia website, recording the support pipe bands have given to veterans and serving members of the ADF on ANZAC Day that in 2020 will be observed without public ceremonies and marches as Australia and the world work together to stem the coronavirus pandemic.
Contributions of photographs and newspaper clippings can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a brief description of the image for the Our Heritage of Supporting Veterans online gallery
With the cancellation of ANZAC Day commemorative marches and services across Australia due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 will be the first time our pipe bands have not been on parade on 25 April in capital cities, regional and rural communities.
Piper Bands Australia is encouraging all pipers across the nation to continue the tradition of the ANZAC Day tribute of thanks and respect to those who have served in times of war and peace.
At 11am this ANZAC Day, pipers are asked kit up as usual and to play Amazing Grace - in their home, in the front or back yard or another location those complies with all government health directives and advice at the time.
Photographs of your special ANZAC Day 2020 performance can be shared to the Pipe Bands Australia facebook page and will also be included in the Our Heritage of Supporting Veterans.
A special online form has been added to the Pipe Bands Australia website to record participation in our special 2020 ANZAC Day commemoration. Visit http://www.pipebandsaustralia.com.au/events