Sunday, 4 October 2009

Opening Ceremony Fort Takapuna

Mayor Williams, Mayoress Williams,First Alderman Franky Bryon,Iain MacKenzie, Lieutenant Colonel Chris Powell Commanding Officer of the Auckland Regiment


Maori Kaumatua Morgan Peeni gives a prayer
Mayor Andrew Williams


Sharon Ryan from Northcote College reads " In Flanders Fields




Opening Ceremony guests enter the fort





First Alderman Franky Bryon from Passchendaele thanks North Shore City






Iain MacKenzie welcoming First Alderman Bryon and describes the Battle of Passchendaele







Iain MacKenzie former consul of Belgium In Auckland reported:
An emotionally exhausting day.
The weather seemed to be the same as that of October 1917!
The photographs are not brilliant but through the emotions of the participants we achieved our objectives.
First Alderman Franky Bryon made a wonderful speech and we were very honoured to have him with us today.

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