The Armistice Living Tribute comes to Geelong
Posted 1 November 2018
The City of Greater Geelong is proud to be hosting the Armistice Living Tribute at Johnstone Park on Wednesday 7 November 2018.
The 20-minute show features professional circus artists performing acrobatics, with music from the Geelong Memorial Brass Band.
The free street theatre performance will recognise the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918, which brought an end to World War One.
There are three shows, at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, and all are invited to attend.
It pays tribute to the World War One musicians who also acted as stretcher bearers, an Australian Army tradition that started in the Boer War and continued through to the Vietnam War.
It also highlights the significance of the Armistice, and encourages Victorians to participate in commemorations and activities on Remembrance Day.
The acrobatic and musical performance is supported by the Victorian government as the final event of the four-year Anzac Centenary campaign.
You can join the conversation about the Armistice Centenary by using the hashtag #ArmisticeVictoria on social media.
Quotes attributed to City of Greater Geelong Acting Mayor Peter Murrihy:
This free street performance is a great opportunity for our community to come together to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.We encourage everyone to attend, and honour the more than 60,000 brave Australians who lost their lives during World War One.
Quotes attributed to Colin Whitehand, Secretary, Geelong Memorial Brass Band:The Geelong Memorial Brass Band was formed in 1946 as a living memorial for all returned service personnel, and our uniform reflects the Army, Navy and Airforce services.We are honoured to be a part of the tribute recognising this important centenary.