This year marks the first time in two years that public commemorations in honour of ANZAC Day will be given the green light.

Last year, at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, Australians across the country were forced to honour the sacrifices of Australia’s military forces at their homes, in their driveways and on their balconies.

Thankfully, a relaxation in COVID restrictions means ANZAC Day services and marches are back on the agenda – albeit still with strict COVIDSafe protocols in place.

One person who will be present at the public commemorations is CBA’s Kerry Oatley. 

A customer service specialist for the bank, in her free time, Ms Oatley is a vintage car enthusiast and restores old army vehicles.

This ANZAC Day, Ms Oatley and her father, Alan, will showcase their lovingly restored vehicles at a public march in Victoria.

Ms Oatley said it was important for Australians to take the time to celebrate and commemorate our servicemen.

“We need to remember them, and we need to thank them,” she said.

To see more of Kerry’s story and her ANZAC Day tribute, watch the video below.