Gunnedah Shire Council today joinshundreds of other government buildings around the country, lowering its flags to mark the National Day of Mourning for the victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s flags at half-mast.
Gunnedah Shire Mayor Owen Hasler joined the nation in remembering the lives lost in this tragic event.
“I feel it is of great importance that Gunnedah shows its respect for the 38 Australians who were among the 298 victims on board MH17”, Cr Hasler said.
“This is a sad day for all Australian’s and we send our thoughts, prayers and well wishes to those personally affected by this tragedy.
“By lowering the Australian and state flags, council and the local community extend their support for the 500 workers overseas in their ongoing attempts to bring the victims, many of whom were children, home to Australia.”
A number of friends and relatives of those aboard the plane live in Gunnedah, including Carol Clancy’s sister Val Kelly, and friends of the Maslin children from Perth.
International investigations are still ongoing in and around the village of Petropavlivka Ukraine in an attempt to recover personal belongings from the crash site.
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