Sydney Opera House Lights Up To Thank Firefighters & Heroes For Fighting The Bush Fires
The sails of the Sydney Opera House light up with gratitude
The building lit up with gratitude Saturday night with images of those fighting the bush fires and victims of the wildfires.
Anyone who has been lucky enough to see the Vivid Festival that takes place in May knows the buildings make for a perfect screen to project images.
Tonight, we are illuminating the Sydney Opera House sails to show our support for everyone affected by the Australian bushfires. We want to send a message of hope and strength, and importantly to thank the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage pic.twitter.com/QGrRbRlDMh— Sydney Opera House (@SydOperaHouse) January 11, 2020
The building’s Twitter feed showed the incredible sight and shared a message, “We want to send a message of hope and strength, and importantly to thank the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage.”
By the way, do you see the reference to #firies? That is the Australian nickname for firefighters.
This is still very much an ongoing battle. Officials estimate an area the size of the state of West Virginia has burned. Many have lost their lives and homes.
Millions and millions of animals have perished.
Lighting up the building is just the beginning. They’ve also announced a big fundraiser to take place in March.
Here are 11 important facts about the devastating bushfires.
Here’s how you can help Australian wildlife.
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