November 8 to November 11 2018
Headlined by the Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, the four-day program from November 8 to November 11 will be a fitting closure to the four-year Anzac Centenary and pay tribute to the Anzacs and the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in other conflicts around the world.
About 2,000 students from 26 schools across the region will participate in a combined schools Remembrance Parade down York Street on Thursday, November 8, before congregating in Anzac Peace Park for a memorial service.
From sunset until midnight on November 8, the Department of Communities will be projecting a cascade of 59,000 poppies representing the approximate number of Australian soldier who died during World War I onto the Town Hall.
Remembrance Day – November 11 2018
The Albany RSL sub-branch will hold a troop march down York Street including Australian Defence Force personnel to commemorate the centenary of Armistice on Sunday, November 11, and a memorial service in Anzac Peace Park.
Highlights of the community events include a choral performance titled ‘By Other Eyes’ on Remembrance Day, and a Community Celebration on Stirling Terrace to mark the moment on November 11 that the end of war was declared.
There will also be a Royal Australian Navy Ceremonial Sunset at the National Anzac Centre on November 9, and an exhibition at Princess Royal Fortress titled ‘Honouring Albany’s Own’ in memory of the 187 men and women remembered on the Avenue of Honour.
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