WHILE Anzac Day will look a little different in Leeton shire this year, there is still room to mark the day.
Anzac Day services across the country have been cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Leeton RSL Sub-branch said there were still ways people could pause, reflect and remember on April 25.
Typically, a dawn service and main march are held in Leeton every Anzac Day, while Yanco and Whitton also have their own services.
While these can't go ahead in 2020 as the entire country lives under new rules and regulations to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading, there is something everyone can do to remember the fallen and those who are still serving in the armed forces.
Leeton RSL Sub-branch president Peter Williams said residents should not attend the cenotaph in the main street on Anzac Day for any services, as they wouldn't be going ahead.
However, at 6am on Anzac Day Mr Williams will be there raising the Australian flag while a siren is sounded at the same time from the Leeton fire station.
At this time he urged residents to have their own moment of reflection.
"What we would like to have happen is for people to stand at the end of their driveways at this time with a candle or a torch and pay their respects," Mr Williams said.
"We know Anzac Day has to be different this year, but this is one way we can still remember the sacrifices that have been made."
Anyone within the community who has a wreath they would like to lay at the cenotaph can still do so, but must not do it in a group, rather as an individual and social distancing must be practiced.
This can happen at any time during Anzac Day, but there will not be services of any kind.
Mr Williams said another idea the RSL Sub-branch had was for residents to "adopt a digger" this Anzac Day.
This could involve families taking on the name of one of Leeton's fallen and creating a cross or something similar in their honour and holding that near during the day.
All of these names are inscribed on the town's cenotaph.
"RSL NSW is encouraging people to take part in the driveway movement ... it's a nice gesture," Mr Williams said.
"As a Sub-branch we will lay a wreath at the cenotaph, as well as the memorial at the Leeton Soldiers Club.
"However, we won't be gathering in a group for that either."
Mr Williams was hopeful life will have returned to "normal" by November, which is when the RSL Sub-branch always holds a small Remembrance Day service on November 11.