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Light up in red for Armistice Day centenary celebrations


Cassowary Coast building and business owners are being encouraged to light up in red in celebration of the hundred year anniversary since the signing of the Armistice.

The Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC) have committed to lighting up the Innisfail Shire Hall and the Cardwell Flame Tree which will join a number of Queensland landmarks, buildings and bridges across the state to honour the 57,705 Queensland soldiers who enlisted in the First World War.

Cassowary Coast Acting Mayor Wayne Kimberley said lighting our region up in red is to reflect the red poppy worn on Remembrance Day. 

“It will be great if we can get building and business owners on board to light up our streets in red to make a significant effect while paying tribute to our fallen soldiers,” said Cr Kimberley. 

The Queensland Government who are leading the Queensland Remembers initiative, which is from Friday 9 November until Sunday 11 November, are encouraging individuals and the wider community alike to participate.

“Alternatively, you can simply tie a red ribbon around your mailbox or wear a poppy - there are many ways to show you are remembering our servicemen and women this November,” said Cr Kimberley. 

If you plan to light your building red, or project relevant First World War imagery, please let the Queensland Government know by emailing remembranceday2018@premiers.qld.gov.au. 

CCRC will light up the Innisfail Shire Hall and the Cardwell Flame Tree from Monday 5 November until Monday 19 November. 

CCRC staff will also be dressing in art deco fashion or in red on Friday 9 November in celebration of recognising a number of significant anniversaries which include the 1918 cyclone that destroyed most of the region's buildings which marks the beginning of the journey into Art Deco, a century since the end of the WWI (Remembrance Day - Armistice Day), and the 80th birthday of the Johnstone Shire Hall (1938). 


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25/10/18