Drysdale service set to go ahead

Drysdale veteran Tony Tol commemorates Anzac Day prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Supplied)

By Luke Voogt

Drysdale RSL has announced modified Anzac Day commemorations for this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Normally we have a service in the school hall and the veterans march down High Street to cenotaph,” RSL member Andrea Nisbet explained.

“Our service this year will be a little different, as it will be held solely at the cenotaph in High Street with the march being conducted along Princess Street. I’m just glad it can go ahead.”

Ms Nisbet asked those attending the service to arrive by 10am for a 10.30am start, and to sign in using sheets provided or QR codes available at several locations around the cenotaph.

She also asked attendees to sanitise their hands and maintain social distancing where possible.

Drysdale RSL encourages locals to participate in the Light Up the Dawn initiative by holding vigils in their driveways or front yards earlier in the morning.

The RSL’s announcement comes after the Independent last month revealed dawn services at Point Danger, Torquay, and across Geelong had been cancelled.

Geelong RSL last week submitted paperwork to council for its traditional Anzac Day march.