Driveways at dawn show respect
KOOKABURRAS called and sulphur-crested cockatoos squawked as candles and mobile phones lit up driveways across Lismore early on Saturday.
People gathered at their front gates, driveways and letterboxes, to come together yet alone, to show their respect on Anzac Day.
As a lone piper was broadcast ahead of the Anzac Day service from Canberra, people holding phones, wearing medals, some clad in dressing gowns or hoodies, while others wore uniforms, that nothing would stop them from attending the ceremony.
In East Lismore Peter Osborne was there with his wife Luz and son Benjamin.
Vice-president of the RAAF Ballina, Mr Osborne said his father was a tail-gunner in Lancaster bombers during World Wat Two.
"My grandfather Alfred Ernest foughtt in the Boer War and then in World War One," he said.
"We are her today to show them respect."
Along the street, father and son Clinton and Ben Magnay has lit candles and placed them in the shape of a cross.
"This is about showing respect," Mr Magnay said.
Around the cross, a family were holding candles as dawn broke.
Hamish Muldoon, Tahlie Marsh, Chris Hambly and Fiona Marsh along with Buddy the dog were standing in their driveway.
"This is about shout showing respect for our forefathers Ms Marsh said.
Jakira, Brady and Nadine Tonicello said it is important to be part of the "very different" Anzac Service.
As the Last Post echoed along the street, the rising sun showed many people had left their beds to come out and show n matter the challenges we currently face, that we will remember them.