Turn­ing back the clock to re­live his­toric mo­ment

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - BOB AN­THONY

THE cen­te­nary to­mor­row of the day the guns fell silent to mark the end of World War I will be re­mem­bered in a very spe­cial way at Tweed Heads.

Mem­bers of the lo­cal army re­serve unit and Tweed Heads RSL sub-branch will don au­then­tic Al­lied and Ger­man uni­forms from the Great War in a re-en­act­ment at Chris Cun­ning­ham Park of that mo­ment on Novem­ber 11, 1918.

At 10.45am NSW time (9.45am Queens­land), at the memo­rial in the park, the clock will be turned back 100 years as about 20 re­servists and RSL mem­bers, com­plete with replica mil­i­tary equip­ment, will play their roles – backed by au­dio and spe­cial ef­fects – in a pre­sen­ta­tion sym­bol­is­ing the Ar­mistice, which saw an end to the car­nage that had claimed more than 60,000 Aus­tralian lives.

A bu­gler will her­ald the start of one minute’s si­lence, fol­lowed by the Remembrance Day ser­vice.

Fol­low­ing the plac­ing of the wreaths, women dressed as nurses will present white doves to be re­leased by the Al­lied and Ger­man “sol­diers’’. The Remembrance Day march from Chris Cun­ning­ham Park will then move off to­wards Bay St, then along Wharf St to Twin Towns.

At 2pm NSW time (1pm Qld), the Twin Towns Show­room will be opened to the pub­lic for a con­cert fea­tur­ing the Queens­land Ser­vices Her­itage Band. Tick­ets are $5. To book, phone 1800 014 014.

Twin Towns will con­tinue a spe­cial hi-tech trib­ute to the end of the war with a pre­sen­ta­tion on its gi­ant ex­ter­nal screen ti­tled 100 Years, 100 Faces, fea­tur­ing pho­tos sub­mit­ted to the club by lo­cals and in­ter­state fam­i­lies. The pho­tos of rel­a­tives, friends or loved ones will be hon­oured on the big screen from to­day through to Sun­day, Novem­ber 18.

Some pho­tos fea­ture mul­ti­ple faces, sib­lings who headed to war as a fam­ily, bat­tal­ions and two pho­tos of en­tire Light Horse Brigades.

The 100 Years, 100 Faces pre­sen­ta­tion will be shown on the build­ing each evening in two pre­sen­ta­tions at 7.10pm (Qld) and 8.10pm (Qld). Each image will stay on the screen for about a minute.

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