AS LIFE starts to return to "normal" so too are events in the shire, including this year's Anzac Day commemorations.
The Leeton RSL Sub-branch has laid out its plans for the 2021 event, which will look much different to 2020.
Last year Anzac Day was a different affair due to COVID-19 restrictions, taking place right in the thick of what was the first lockdown experienced by Leeton residents.
Leeton RSL Sub-branch president Peter Williams and his wife Una were the only two residents present at the cenotaph on the morning of Anzac Day where the Australian flag was raised and the siren sounded at the town's fire station to signal a minute's silence.
Residents gathered at the end of their respective driveways throughout the shire to pay their own respects while not being able to leave their homes.
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It was a touching tribute that Mr Williams says remains with him today.
However, the good news is Anzac Day will look more "normal" in 2021.
The dawn service and main march will be going ahead, but some changes will come into play.
Schools will be asked to send only their student leaders and it will be the same for other community groups who typically take part in the march.
It's as close to normal as we are going to get.Leeton RSL Sub-branch president Peter Williams
When it comes to attending the services, residents will be asked to keep a safe distance from each other and avoid over-crowding at the monument.
"The main street will be closed to traffic so we will be asking everyone to spread out along there ... they will be able to hear the service, but just won't be able to see it all taking place," Mr Williams said.
"It's as close to normal as we are going to get.
"Last year it was so touching to see everyone have their own service or minute silence in their driveway, but we're looking forward to seeing everyone back at the dawn service and main march."
The Leeton RSL Sub-branch will be holding a street stall selling badges and cakes on April 23 to raise funds for the organisation.
Other badges already on sale throughout the shire can be purchased beforehand, but the money raised does not stay in NSW.
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