Saturday night in Sydney saw a fitting tribute devoted to the bravery of the firefighters who have been battling the bushfires in Australia.
With all of the upsetting news regarding Australia, the event was used to highlight some positive news. The projections of the nations heroes were unveiled at 8.30pm on Saturday, showing tribute to both the firefighters and numerous communities that have been affected during the crisis.
The images projected onto the iconic venue included appreciation and affection towards the firefighters. A woman can be seen passionately hugging a volunteer firefighter. Also included is a homemade sign reading “THANK YOU FIRIES.”
CEO of Sydney Opera House, Louise Herron, has stated:
“We are lighting the Opera House sails to show our collective support for everyone affected by these devastating fires and to express our deepest gratitude to the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage. As difficult circumstances continue, we want to send message of hope and strength to the people of Australia.”
The devoted fire teams have been working continuously since October, as the bushfire season ignited. There is a growing fear that the current season could maintain its momentum until March, with 27 people already losing their lives and over 7 million hectares of land being destroyed.
Furthermore, a benefit concert has been announced in order to raise funds to support those affected, due to take place in February.