GYMPIE RE­MEM­BERS

RE­GION MARKS 100TH AN­NIVER­SARY OF THE END OF WWI

The Gympie Times - - FRONT PAGE - ROSIE ASTLEY

THE Gympie re­gion will join the rest of Aus­tralia to­mor­row to pause for a minute’s si­lence on the 11th hour of the 11th day and re­mem­ber the men and women who served in World War I.

Re­mem­brance Day 2018 is the cen­te­nary of the Ar­mistice, the day sol­diers on the West­ern Front laid down their guns to bring the war to an end.

To com­mem­o­rate the brave, the Gympie Re­gional Coun­cil will to­day host an evening of per­for­mances and il­lu­mi­na­tions at Red for Re­mem­brance in Memo­rial Park from 4pm.

In ad­di­tion, the Gympie Dis­trict Freema­sons and Gympie Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety will host a com­mem­o­ra­tion of those on the Freema­sons’ hon­our board from 10am at the Freema­sons Cen­tre in Chan­non St.

The GFHS will then launch its new pub­li­ca­tion on all those from the Gympie area who en­listed in 1916 from 12.30pm.

To­mor­row, Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vices will be held at the fol­low­ing times and lo­ca­tions:

● Gympie: 10am Vet­eran March, cor­ner of Young and Reef streets.

● Gympie: 10.30am Re­mem­brance Ser­vice.

● Im­bil: 10.45am Re­mem­brance Ser­vice, at the Memo­rial clock.

● Tin Can Bay: 10.45am Re­mem­brance Ser­vice, An­zac Memo­rial Park.

● Rain­bow Beach: 10.50am Re­mem­brance Ser­vice, Rain­bow Beach Ceno­taph.

● Kilki­van: 11am Re­mem­brance Ser­vice, Kilki­van mar­kets.

● Goomeri: 10.45am Re­mem­brance Ser­vice, Goomeri Ceno­taph.

The 1918 Ar­mistice was cel­e­brated by the ring­ing of bells and this year as part of cen­te­nary, bells will ring from tow­ers across Aus­tralia for two min­utes at 12.30pm. Res­i­dents of the Gympie re­gion can at­tend a ser­vice at the Angli­can Church, Amy St, Gympie.

Queens­lan­ders are also this year al­lowed to play two-up, for­mally banned on all days ex­cept An­zac Day.

The Queens­land Gov­ern­ment has lifted the ban for the 2018 Re­mem­brance Day.

Photo: Troy Jegers

RE­MEM­BER­ING: Wayne Smith and Di Wood­stock at the Gympie Freema­sons Cen­tre, which will host Re­mem­brance Day events to­day.

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