Poppy show to mark Armistice
The Exmouth’s Vlamingh Head Lighthouse will be lit up by a projection of 59,000 glowing red poppies next month to mark the centenary of the Armistice declaration.
The start of November will see the light installation projected on to buildings in commemoration of the sacrifice of those who served in World War I.
The Armistice, declared 100 years ago on November 11, ended four years of fighting.
Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley said poppies were an enduring symbol of remembrance of WWI.
“The personal stories of those impacted by the war are incredibly moving and I am honoured to be part of the Centenary of Armistice commemorations,” he said.
“The cascading poppies light show will be a spectacular way to honour our servicemen and women a century after their sacrifice and service. It is important to understand how the war of a century ago helped forge Australia’s identity as a society and the impact it had in the broader arena of world affairs.”
The display will start at the lighthouse on November 5, before heading south to the Museum of Geraldton on November 6, Kalgoorlie Town Hall on November 7, Albany Town Hall on November 8, and on November 9.
Red Flander's Poppies will be projected onto severallandmark buildings in regional WA.