The Commonwealth Government has declared tomorrow (August 7) a National Day of Mourning to honour the innocent victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
As a mark of mourning and respect for victims, all Sunshine Coast Council buildings, including the airport, will join other government departments and fly flags at half-mast tomorrow.
Acting Mayor Chris Thompson encouraged businesses across the Sunshine Coast to do the same.
“Members in our own community have been devastated by the loss of loved ones and our thoughts and prayers are with them today, and in the years to come,” Cr Thompson said.
“The Sunshine Coast is renowned for its empathy and coming together during times of hardship and I ask all residents to reach out and help in whatever way they are able.
“On behalf of council, I offer my condolences to the loved ones of the victims of this tragedy.”
The Commonwealth Government has arranged for a National Memorial Service to take place at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, at 10.30am tomorrow (Thursday, 7 August).
The National Memorial Service is interdenominational and will honour those who have lost their lives and seek to support those who have been bereaved.