Saturday, 12 October 2013

Lest we Forget 12 October 1917

96th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele  - Saturday 12th October 2013

12 October hasn't been forgotten by our friends of the Waimakariri-Passchendaele Trust and the people of Waiamakariri.Earlier today there was a ceremony at the Kaiapoi War Memorial.

Their was also the Annual Commemoration Ceremony of the Battle of Passchendaele, in the WW1 Hall of Memories at Auckland War Memorial Museum.  The Guest Speaker was Major General David Gawn MBE, Chief of Army.  An ensemble from the New Zealand Army Band and Auckland Choral participate. This was organised by the Passchendaele Society Inc.

Kaiapoi Memorial
United in Friendship

from left to right Lieve Bierque, Honorary Consul of Belgium, David Ayers, Mayor of Waimakariri, Jo Kane, Honorary Citizen of Zonnebeke
the wreath on the right on behalf of the People of Zonnebeke

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