Queenslanders have paid their respects to diggers past and present during a very different Anzac Day.
Families lit candles, donned poppies and gathered on their driveways and balconies in the breaking light.
Legacy representative Suzanne Walsh, whose veteran husband died in 1989, says Anzac Day was more emotional this year.
She said people embraced their community this Anzac Day instead of being part of a crowd at large services and marches.
Ninety-year-old Greenslopes resident Kath Callaghan used to attend the Brisbane parade, but enjoyed Anzac Day this year with her neighbours from her front yard.
“I was a child – 15 years old – when the war ended,” she told AAP.
Mrs Callaghan and her neighbours paid tribute to veteran George Gee, who died about six weeks ago.
He lived in the Bunya Street house for 90 years, with Mrs Callaghan as his neighbour for 63 years.
Mr Gee served in World War II and his father in World War I, another neighbour, Tammy Concannon. told AAP.
“He was a legend around the neighbourhood,” she said.
Unable to attend their local Greenslopes service, commemorating Anzac Day from driveways was a beautiful way to pay respects, Ms Concannon said.
Music for Mateship founder Alastair Tomkins played outside his Greenslopes home before taking his trumpet to a home for war widows in Brisbane’s New Farm.
He says Anzac Day started in a different way to what we are used to, but it enabled people to connect with others.
“It’s a re-imagined version of Anzac Day,” he said.
Mr Tomkins said the Music for Mateship initiative that encouraged musicians to play The Last Post on their driveways had taken on a life of its own.
“It would appear that tens of thousands of musicians took part,” he told AAP.
Hours after playing The Last Post from her balcony, Alicia Freeman repeated the performance at a Leukaemia Foundation village in Brisbane.
Last Anzac Day, Ms Freeman was staying in the facility with her husband Maurice who died from leukaemia in July.
Ms Freeman told AAP she felt for those at the facility enduring a health crisis even without COVID-19.
“It is just a small thing I can do to make people living there now feel a bit more connected,” she said.
Earlier Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Governor Paul de Jersey, Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and RSL Queensland president Tony Ferris placed wreaths at Brisbane’s Anzac Square during a brief dawn service.
Ms Palaszczuk says she was deeply moved by the outpouring of support.
“What I love about Queenslanders and Australians who also took to their driveways across the country, is that no matter what, we honour our Anzacs,” she said.
Mr Ferris says it was unfortunate that Anzac Day could not be observed in time-honoured fashion, but he was grateful to those who had taken action at home.
“We may not have been able to stand shoulder to shoulder this year, but we stood united in spirit,” he said.
Originally published as Qld shows respect at home on Anzac Day