Friday, 28 August 2009

Visiting President of the Rangiora RSA, Bill Whitehead in Passchendaele

Bill Whitehead, President of the Rangiora RSA had the honour to read the Ode under the Menin Gate in Ieper/Ypres, tonight at 8 pm.

His wife and friends assist to lay a wreath on behalf of the RSA and her members after a moving Last Post and Lament in remembrance of all those who came to fight for freedom, peace and democracy.
They came from New Zealand to visit the battlefields in Messines and Passchendaele and to see their Belgian friends in Zonnebeke.
Rangiora is part of Waimakariri District and Waimakariri is twinning with Zonnebeke.

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