Service, wreaths mark end of World War I
In the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 96 years ago, the guns fell silent and World War I came to an end.
was commemorated last week during a Matamata- Piako district combined Armistice Day service at the Returned and Services’ Association in Te Aroha.
More than 100 attended the service, people includ- ing members of the Te Aroha, Morrinsville and Matamata RSAs and the public.
School children were also invited, with representatives from each school in the Te Aroha district attending.
The commemorations included an address by district mayor Jan Barnes, who laid a wreath on behalf of the Matamata-Piako District Council, with Te Aroha RSA president Russell Smith speaking and laying a wreath on behalf of the three RSAs.