PILA flag poles for Rotary
The Gallipoli Place memorial site has been officially dedicated to the memory of the ANZACs in a ceremony to coincide with Remembrance Day.
Place of Pride
The Rotary Club of South Gladstone erected three 12-metre PILA flag poles at Gallipoli Place where the Australian, New Zealand and Union Jack flags proudly fly in the Remembrance Day tradition of half-mast until 11am and full-mast thereafter on.
Club Director Bruce Hunt said flags would be flown to mark other significant or ceremonial occasions at the site, which is located on the corner of Glenlyon Street and Dawson Road.
“South Gladstone Rotary is pleased to provide Gladstone Region residents with a way to recognise and celebrate occasions of significance to the community, such as Anzac Day, Naidoc Week and Australia Day,” Mr Hunt said.
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers thanked the club and other project supporters at the ceremony which was attended by local officials and project supporters.
“Thank you Rotary Club of South Gladstone for your leadership in establishing Gallipoli Place for the Gladstone people,” Cr Sellers said.
“As the flags fly high on this site, so will our community spirit.”
The project was funded by a Commonwealth Anzac Centenary grant and received support from Gladstone Regional Council, Department of Transport and Main Roads and Ergon Energy.
Flags were donated by Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd and State Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher.
Mr Hunt said Gallipoli Place was not intended for public gatherings but would provide a prominent visual display for Gladstone’s residents and visitors.
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