Poppy show to mark Ar­mistice

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

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