Though Australians were not able to stand side-by-side this Anzac Day, tightly-knit communities like that at Greens Beach found their own unique way to remember servicemen and women.
Families and friends walked to the tops of their driveways at dawn holding candles, as local veterans and their families drove through the streets of Greens Beach.
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Vietnam War veteran Phil Craw was part of the motorcade - he said it was particularly heartening to see many children join their parents to remember the Anzacs.
"It was remarkable just how many people turned up for it," he said.
"Sometimes you hear these things and they don't happen but like all over Australia, everyone turned out and really got behind the idea."
It was beautiful and very touching.Helen Doolan
Greens Beach resident Lyn Kerslake said the special service was incredibly moving.
She said that future generations will always remember this as a special and spirited Anzac Day.
"They [children] will remember being out front of their homes with candles and seeing veterans and their families drive by," she said.
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Helen Doolan, whose brother 2nd Lieutenant Geoffrey Locke was killed during the Vietnam War, was also part of the commemorations. She said knowing that people across the nation were finding new ways to show their appreciation for Anzacs was heartwarming.
"Funnily enough, this morning felt the same as if I had gone into town for the service," Ms Doolan said.
"It was beautiful and very touching."