Saturday, 6 October 2012

Lewis Holden, CEO of the New Zealand Ministry of Culture and Heritage


Lewis Holden, CEO of the New Zealand Ministry of Culture and Heritage (NZs lead agency for World War One Centenary Commemorations) was visiting the NZ battlefields in Flanders.

He was here to meet some key people involved with WWI commemoration in Belgium to prepare the centennial.

After visiting Messines and Ploegsteert this morning (6 October 2012) he was in Passchendaele, Zonnebeke and Polygon Wood in the afternoon.

The weather was as bad as 95 years ago, rain the whole morning but at least we had a clear view of the landscape in the afternoon. We started in the Passchendaele Memorial Museum 1917, we went to Frezenberg, Wieltje, St Julian, 's Graventafel, Belle Vue, Tyne Cot and Polygon Wood.

As we said often: the landscape is the last witness!
It was good to talk about our shared memories, culture and common heritage.


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