Bel­gians hon­our NZ fallen

The Northern Advocate - - Nation -

A Pass­chen­daele com­mem­o­ra­tion at Auck­land Mu­seum yes­ter­day morn­ing was a chance for Bel­gians to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion for those who lost their lives. Some 846 New Zealand soldiers were killed in Bel­gium 101 years ago on that day. Lode Notredame, who’s from Pass­chen­daele, said peo­ple who grew up near those bat­tle­fields haven’t for­got­ten the Kiwi soldiers. Notredame said Bel­gians are very thank­ful to the soldiers. He says New Zealan­ders came from the end of the Earth and lost many men fight­ing for Bel­gium’s free­dom. Notredame said yes­ter­day was a way of say­ing thank you.

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