Sydney Opera House Illuminates Sails Honoring Australian Firefighters

Bushfire Crisis

For several hours on Saturday evening, the performing arts center illuminated its emblematic sails with images of firefighters fighting bush fires across the country.

The pictures were portrayed onto the iconic building which displayed firefighters and those affected by the tragic and devastating bushfires.

The Sydney Opera House joins other Australians in making a show of solidarity and gratitude to the firefighters.

The rising "sails" that highlight the framework were lit up with photos of the firefighters as well as a big message enhanced with hearts reviewing: "Thank you, Firies".

"The famous sails of the Sydney Opera House have been lit up in a special tribute tonight", the fire service said.

"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", Opera House chief executive Louise Herron told the Syndey Morning Herald.


The opera house tweeted that it wants to quote "send a message of hope and strength" as well as a thank you to firefighters.

More than 2,000 homes have been destroyed by the wild bushfires, razing off over than 10.3 million hectares of land - an area the size of South Korea.

Since October, 28 individuals have been killed within the worst fireplace season on file.

The opera house is likewise preparing a significant fundraising event in March to aid neighborhoods ruined by the fires.

A bushfire benefit concert has also been announced that will take place on February 26.

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