South West residents get creative for Anzac Day tributes

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Alexa Kirk, 11, and her siblings Isabelle, 13, Noah, 6, and Ashlee, 10, decorated their garage door for Anzac Day.
Camera IconAlexa Kirk, 11, and her siblings Isabelle, 13, Noah, 6, and Ashlee, 10, decorated their garage door for Anzac Day. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

A Dalyellup resident has organised a community group, The Poppy Initiative, to encourage people to decorate their front gardens with poppies ahead of Anzac Day on Saturday.

Damien Harding said he wanted to spread Anzac spirit since traditional services were not running this year.

“I thought it would be a good opportunity for people to make poppies to decorate their houses while in isolation” Mr Harding said.

It’s still important to commemorate Anzac Day because if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be in the homes that we are now.

Damien Harding

Mandy Kirk and her children, pictured, spent a week decorating their garage door.

“We usually go down to the service each year and with not being able to go this year we thought we’d do this,” she said.

The Kirk's finished display.
Camera IconThe Kirk's finished display. Credit: Supplied/Facebook

Mr Harding encouraged everyone to get involved ahead of the driveway dawn services.

“It’s about getting out there and showing your respect to the Anzacs who served,” he said.

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