Anzac Day is the day all Australians come together in remembrance.
This year, celebrating ANZAC day will be quite different but it does not mean the significance will be lost.
Residents at Southern Cross Care Cootamundra Residential Aged Care are coming together to keep the ANZAC spirit alive and honour veterans and service members.
Despite social distancing measures that have been put in place, Southern Cross Care residential aged care across NSW and ACT will be commemorating ANZAC day by holding a service and having a meal to ensure residents are able to honour and remember our veterans.
Helen Emmerson, CEO of Southern Cross Care NSW/ACT, says it's important for residents to be able to commemorate the service of their friends and loved ones while we are all practising social distancing.
"ANZAC day is an important time of reflection for our residents," Ms Emmerson said.
"Like Nancy Kingwill and Wilga Fergus, many of our people have served or know someone who did. Despite the current COVID-19 restriction measures, we want everyone to take the time to commemorate the ANZAC spirit and the sacrifice of their friends in our own personal ways."
Wilga was a pen pal of husband Ted from the age of 16.
When Ted went to the Korean war, they kept in touch with letters and photos but never met.
Ted eventually turned up on Wilga's doorstep for their first face to face and then married Wilga in 1955.
Nancy Kingwill was too young to go to war but her three older brothers and sister all went (Murray, Bill, Jock and Molly).
The war years were difficult for Nancy who worried about her family and had to stay home with her mother.
She used to write to them all the time and they always wanted to know what was going on back at home. They all returned home safe and never talked about the terrible horrors they experienced.
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