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by Vanessa (subscribe)
WeekendNotes Chief Editor / Chief Writer / PR & Communications.
Published April 27th 2020

Commemorate differently this Anzac Day and honour those who served by visiting Anzac Square Memorial Galleries online.

Anzac Square Memorial Galleries encourages Queenslanders to delve deeper into Queensland's military history exploring online collections, written accounts and resources curated by State Library of Queensland.

With a little help from voice assistants Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, be transported back in time by listening to moving and interesting tales from WWI, WWII and beyond. There is also the opportunity to request a poppy be laid at Anzac Square on your behalf, hear The Last Post and be led in a minute's silence. Get started by simply saying "Launch Anzac Stories" to your voice assistant.

Through your voice activated assistant you may choose to "Ask Anzac Stories to place a poppy" and staff will lay a poppy in the Memorial Gallery of your choice, WWI, WWII or post 1945 or on a specific memorial plaque. You can choose to receive a confirmation email with an image as a keepsake from Anzac Square, advising your poppy has been placed. Anzac Square social media will be used to display images of the poppies placed in the Galleries.

If you are conducting a service from home this year, use Anzac Stories to play The Last Post and be guided through a minute's silence.

Visit the Anzac Square website to discover other ways to commemorate differently, activities include:

  • Reading State Library curated eBooks, blogs and personal stories detailing Australia's intriguing military history

  • Watching free films and documentaries that relate to Australia's military history

  • Learning the history of the Anzac cookie then bake at home using an old and trusted recipe

  • Reciting The Ode and research its history via State Library's One Search catalogue

  • Downloading and creating your own poppy and writing a message to remember those who served

    Anzac Square Memorial Galleries provides public recognition for those who have served our nation and preserves their legacy by offering generations of Queenslanders a place to reflect on their commitment, bravery and sacrifice.

    Commemorate differently this Anzac Day by visiting anzacsquare.qld.gov.au and following Anzac Square Memorial Galleries on social media and gain a greater understanding of Australia's military past.

    Queenslanders are encouraged to share how they are commemorating differently this Anzac Day by tagging Anzac Square on social media and using the hashtag #AnzacSquare.

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