Shining a light on the fallen

    The Invercargill Cenotaph was illuminated to mark Anzac Day.

    THE cancellation of Invercargill’s Anzac service did not deter the community from honouring those who served and died in past wars.

    Invercargill RSA decided to cancel its main service on April 25 due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak but livestreamed a service instead.

    A private ceremony for members was held at the cenotaph and the community was asked to stand at their gates to commemorate Anzac Day.

    Invercargill RSA chairman Norman Wilson said this year’s event was different.

    ‘‘It is very small and low-key today.

    ‘‘We are just going to lay a wreath and fire the canon this year.’’

    A projection with Anzac images illuminated the cenotaph during the nights of the long weekend, Mr Wilson said.

    ‘‘It is the first time we have done that… and it was very popular. It was well received by the public in Invercargill.’’