Murray Downs got up extremely early to join residents from all over the district to honour Australia’s war heroes this morning. They collectively walked to the end of their driveways, at 6am, with candles and memorabilia in hand to honour all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. Radio 3SH will be played the last post from the Shrine of Remembrance COVID service at 6am.
RSL branches in every state have unanimously endorsed the gesture, with families across the nation standing at their gates and driveways, or balconies or verandahs at 6am and hold a candle to fallen heroes. Credit for this innovative idea is being directed at Ballarat man Justin Wilbur, the son of a Vietnam veteran.