REGION MARKS 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WWI
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.
REMEMBERING: Wayne Smith and Di Woodstock at the Gympie Freemasons Centre, which will host Remembrance Day events today.