With fewer volunteers and cancelled events, fundraising ahead of Remembrance Day looks a little different this year.
Stawell RSL president Graeme Cox said the community's support for the annual Poppy Appeal had been very generous.
"I think everyone is buying a little bit more than normal because we missed out on Anzac Day and they are trying to look after us," he said.
"Fundraising for Anzac Day was severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We couldn't raise any money. We were lucky we had money in reserve, so we were able to get by.
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"This year we are restricted in what we can do, but the Poppy Appeal is going great.
"The RSL is doing well, despite the pokie machines and restaurant being closed. The RSL bar is open Friday from 5pm and It's the best it has ever been."
Mr Cox said Stawell RSL would be hosting a small ceremony for Remembrance Day 2020.
"At the moment there are only 20 people attending, but if the premier changes anything on Sunday, we should be able to have a lot more.
"The service will be on Wednesday at 11am at the library near the World War l memorial."
Mr Cox said his speech for the service would reflect on the forgotten wars.
"Everyone seems to know World War l, World War ll, Vietnam, Afghanistan. But they seem to miss out on Sudan, New Zealand and The Boxer Rebellion. Before Vietnam, we had the Malayan Emergency that went for over 10 years. We also had the Indonesia Confrontation.
"These are the ones that people seem to know nothing about. So I want to talk about these wars this Remembrance Day, because I would like for those veterans to be remembered.
"They need remembering. They put their lives on the line for the Australian public.
"It's about remembering those that gave their lives for Australia. A lot of soldiers came back from war and didn't know what to.
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"There was no one to look after them. This is what we have got to remember and this is what we have got to change.
"My favourite pastime is looking after vets. That's what traditional RSL's like Stawell are like."
A commemorative online service will be live-streamed at 10.45 am, on the Shrine of Remembrance Facebook and Youtube channels.
Victorians who wish to donate to the Poppy Appeal can do so online at poppyappeal.com.au, or by purchasing Poppy Appeal merchandise from the local IGA.
All of the donations go directly into assisting veterans in need; whether that be with financial matters or mental and physical health issues.
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