With all dawn services cancelled for the public in 2020, national RSLs are inviting Australians everywhere to commemorate our veterans this ANZAC Day by standing in your living room, front yard, or driveway at 6:00am to Light Up the Dawn. Simply join your neighbours by holding a candle in place, in lieu of attending your regular service.
If you plan on participating, please collect a free LED battery operated taper candle and a small poppy from Kirsty at the Quilpie Shire Council Office.
The RSL have provided an audio file for the Light up the Dawn Service. This RSLQ audio file will recite the Ode, bugle playing of the Last Post, a minutes silence followed by the Rouse and finally the National Anthem. This will be broadcast to the Quilpie community through a sound system which will be located near St Finbarr’s School.
We hope you can join us in “Lighting Up The Dawn” in Quilpie.
To pledge your participation, please visit: https://rslqld.org/Whats-On/ANZAC-Day
With our annual Twilight Service at the Quilpie Cemetery being cancelled due to COVID-19, Quilpie Shire Council believes it is important to continue honouring those who served in the Military Forces and lay at rest at or Cemetery.
Quilpie Shire Council staff members will be placing a LED battery operated candle, a small Australian Flag and a poppy on each of the graves and memorials of those who served.
We ask community members to consider going for a drive to the Cemetery on Friday night, sitting for a few moments in your car observing the flickering candles and remembering and honouring our brave men and women.