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New Flag to Fly

A new flag pole has been installed in Currie’s War Memorial Park ahead of the Centenary of Armistice celebrations in November.

Jointly funded by Council and the RSL, the new flagpole has been installed to accomodate the replica Honour Flag, which was presented to King Island in 1918 in recognition of its contribution to the 7th War Loan. Our small population raised funds far above its allotted quota, second only to Sydney.

The Honour Flag will be raised on Friday 2 November, to coincide with the exhibition opening in the newly refurbished RSL rooms.

This is one in a series of events being organised to mark the Centenary of Armistice. Thanks in part to funding from the Tasmanian Government through their Centenary of ANZAC grant program, these events are being presented in a collaboration between the King Island RSL, King Island Historical Society and King Island Council:

Friday 2 November – Exhibition Opening: 6-9pm, King Island War Memorial Park

Friday 9 November – Meet & Greet: 6-8pm, King Island Club, Currie

Saturday 10 November – Dedication of veterans’ graves: 11am-12:30pm, Currie Cemetery, John Street

Saturday 10 November – Official Dinner: 7pm, Boomerang By the Sea, Currie

Sunday 11 November – Remembrance Day Service: 10:15am, King Island Cenotaph, Town Hall, Currie

For more information, visit King Island RSL on Facebook.