Ser­vice, wreaths mark end of World War I

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By TERESA RAM­SEY

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.

This mo­ment

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.

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