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Honouring Heroes: Remembrance Day in Townsville

Honouring Heroes: Remembrance Day in Townsville

A Timeless Tradition of Gratitude

In a world that constantly evolves, some traditions remain unshaken and steadfast in their purpose. Remembrance Day is one such tradition, and this year, Townsville City is set to pay a heartfelt tribute on Saturday, 11th November 2023.

Remembrance Day, marked at 11:00 AM every 11th of November, signifies the very moment the peace agreement was inked, ending the horrors of World War I in 1918.

In Townsville, this day holds a special place in the hearts of its residents as they come together to remember and honour those who have served, continue to serve, and the ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice for a cause greater than themselves.

United in Gratitude

The Townsville City Council, in collaboration with the Townsville and Thuringowa RSL Sub-Branches, invites the community to stand united in gratitude.

These ceremonies offer a solemn yet powerful opportunity to pay respects to the heroes who laid down their lives and to acknowledge the service of our men and women who have participated in various wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

Wear a Poppy, Remember the Fallen

The hallmark of Remembrance Day is the poppy, a simple yet profound symbol of remembrance. The poppy has long been associated with Remembrance Day, and its red petals are a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by those who served.

The community is encouraged to wear a poppy as a token of respect for the fallen soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Services Across Townsville

Members of the community, regardless of age, are invited to attend the following services at various locations across Townsville, fostering an inclusive environment for the entire community:

  • Townsville City: Commemoration begins at 10:30 AM at Anzac Park, The Strand.
  • Thuringowa Cenotaph: A ceremony starts at 10:40 AM at the Village Green, Riverway.