Monday, 25 April 2011

Dawn Service Buttes New British Cemetery 25/04/2011 06.00 am

Early start, special place on the battlefield
Jo Kane on behalf of the People of Waimakariri


every year more people are coming to commemorate

more and more young people
The Tatty Tenors on Buttes, national hymnes from New Zealand, Australia and Belgium (in both languages Flemish and French). Congratulations to these beautiful voices!

from Australia and New Zealand together with Belgians and people from the UK

wreaths from the officials but also private wreaths


Sons of the British Empire project



H.E. Dr Brendan Nelson Australian Ambassador, patron of the project

Jo Kane and Ingrid Vandepitte, with a Tatty Tenor, Marc Verstraete  in the rum and coffee breakfast after the dawn service

John and Marianne Sutherland with the deputy of the Australian Embassy talking about the New Zealand Dolores project

Mr Don Rowe President, NSW Branch, Returned and Services League had a chat with the Australian Ambassador

Those two did the work for the Sons of the British Empire project on Buttes

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