Saturday, 28 April 2012

New Zealand Veterans Tour 27/04/2012

 Today it was a very special day for two reasons; they went to Le Quesnoy and this evening they got also the farewell concert.
 
see also:
 http://youtu.be/yt2vPJtFAj4
  http://youtu.be/_DqBH_WEzaQ
  http://youtu.be/OyRCL8glaIk
  http://youtu.be/8C8Y4LIUmp4
http://youtu.be/yfzvNdF4oOI

the grave of Henry Nicholas VC

Michael Petterson did a lot of work to have a memorial in Christchurch for Sgt Nicholas


A small Kiwi cemetery in France behind a ancient chapel
Martin wrote a chapter in a book about Le Quesnoy and is a Kiwi living in Belgium. He was staying here the whole ANZAC week to help us

the Le Quesnoy memorial for the NZ-ers

ready for duty

3 deputy Mayors and 2 members of the Le Quesnoy-Neo-Zealandais Association
the NZ VeteransBand

a Maori giant in Le Quesnoy (on the left !)

an artwotk, Maori carving, inspected by Major Wood

the restaurant in Le Quesnoy



A shop in the restaurant, typical French



Lucien, member of the Le Quesnoy - Neo-Zealandais Association  sings Pokare Kare Ana in maori language
having a nap

having a better nap on the motorway to Zonnebeke

start of the farewell concert

Major  Brandon Wood

The New Zealand Veterans Band

the 3 ADF Singers

Rebecca Woodmore from New Zealand was giving a fantastic performance of the human voice

singing the Belgian National Anthem in Dutch/French is not easy at all but they did it!

the first VIP row with Mayor, Aldermen and Special Guests


It was a fantastic and outstanding concert in Zonnebeke Church. We are very grateful to all the performers! 
Till We Meet Again.

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