As an artist in residence at the Australian War Memorial, Chris Latham is used to commemorating Anzac Day as one of thousands of people attending dawn services.
While coronavirus may have led to the cancellation of large-scale services, he said he will still be honouring military veterans at dawn, in what he says will be a very home-made way.
Mr Latham and other nearby neighbours have organised a dawn service for residents who live on the same street in Downer, complete with wreath laying, readings and a playing of the Last Post.
"It was quite spontaneous to put together," Mr Latham said.
"I think there's an enormous hunger for some kind of connection and experience that acutely sums up Anzac Day.
"Everyone has a powerful connection in memory to Anzac Day."
The idea for a full dawn service on Atherton Street came after Mr Latham, a violinist, said he was looking for a way to play the Last Post on Anzac Day.
After speaking to a neighbour Graeme Quinn, a former navy officer who served in Vietnam, who flies the Australian flag on his own flag pole out the front of his home, the idea for the dawn service expanded.
"We then found out someone around the corner was from the army and said they could lay a wreath," Mr Latham said.
"It then just started to take shape and it snowballed from there and it all came together."
While there won't be a bugle player, music will still feature at the service with the Last Post and then the Reveille being played on Mr Latham's violin.
Hand-knitted poppies, which were placed in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial as part of the centenary of Anzac commemorations, will also be used as part of the Downer street service.
"My daughter and I were some of the people who made the poppies and we'll use those to delineate where people can stand and keep their social distance," Mr Latham said.
The Downer dawn service will be just one of many ways Canberrans will be marking Anzac Day this year in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.
ACT Veterans Minister Gordon Ramsay said while large dawn services and marches would not be held this year, commemorations will still be held across the city.
Canberrans are being urged to participate in a dawn service from their driveway from 5.30am, and observe a minute of silence at 11.30am, as well as hold a poppy in their windows.
Selected community members will be laying wreaths at sites across the city, including at the Turkish Pine Forest at the National Arboretum, St John's Church in Reid and the peace memorial near the Legislative Assembly.
While members of the public can also leave wreaths or poppies at these sites, social distancing measures will still apply.
People who are laying wreaths or poppies have been asked to leave the areas as soon as possible, only go in household groups or groups of two and not attend if they are sick.
"This year will be different from how we have traditionally commemorated Anzac Day," Mr Ramsay said.
"However, there are many ways we can honour people who have served in the Australian Defence Force while still adhering to social distancing guidelines.
"It is more important than ever to come together as a community and continue our traditions in any way that we can."
Mr Latham said this year would be an Anzac Day like no other.
While the dawn service planned for April 25 on his Downer street may not be as large as those at war memorials or cenotaphs, the same feeling would still be there.
"It's very home made and it would probably be the least formal Anzac Day you would ever go to, but it still has the real feeling," he said.
"It will be memorable and meaningful."