Remembrance Day this year marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice – the end of World War I.
Redland Mayor Karen Williams encouraged the Redlands Coast community to take time on Sunday 11 November to remember Australia’s brave servicemen and women who went into battle for the safety of future generations.
“These were real people – mostly young people – who went into horrendous conditions to ensure their loved ones at home, and the generations to follow, could live in peace and safety,” she said.
“Remembrance Day services will be held on Redlands Coast and I encourage people to either attend a service or, at 11am on the day, to spend a minute in silence, remembering our fallen.”
Cr Williams also urged motorists to be mindful of road closures on the day.
“Some roads will be closed in Cleveland for short periods on Remembrance Day as veterans aboard the Troop Train that will run from Brisbane to Cleveland march from Cleveland railway station to Anzac Centenary Park,” she said.
“I urge motorists to be patient while this significant march is underway.”
The following Cleveland roads will be closed on 11 November 2018:
- Shore Street West, Passage Street to Wynyard Street, total closure 9.50am – 10.30am
- Shore Street West, Harbourview Court to Wynyard Street (eastbound only) 9.55am – 10.05am
On Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018, veterans from Redlands Coast and other servicemen and women from Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane will be carried on a special Troop Train from Brisbane to Cleveland as part of this year’s Centenary of Armistice.
Upon arriving at Cleveland, troops will be joined by the Redland City Brass Band and mounted Australian Light Horse members before marching to the Remembrance Day service at Anzac Memorial Park on Shore Street West, Cleveland.
The service will commence at 10.30am.
A Remembrance Day service will also be held this year by Bayside South RSL Sub Branch at 10.30am at the Redland Bay cenotaph in Banana Street, Redland Bay.