Bells toll for Armistice

Weekend Herald - - Science&Tech -

Bell­tow­ers around the coun­try will ring to­mor­row morn­ing to com­mem­o­rate the Armistice Cen­te­nary, join­ing sim­i­lar cam­paigns world­wide mark­ing

100 years since the end of World War I.

The Roar­ing Cho­rus will be­gin at 11.02am, break­ing the twominute si­lence of re­mem­brance be­ing ob­served na­tion­wide at


New Zealand’s Roar­ing Cho­rus con­nects with a cam­paign led by the United King­dom, sup­ported by Ger­many, invit­ing na­tions to par­tic­i­pate in in­ter­na­tional bell­ring­ing. Per­haps the most re­mote lo­ca­tion is Rothera Re­search Sta­tion in Antarc­tica.

St An­drew’s Angli­can Church will also ring out dur­ing Armistice com­mem­o­ra­tions in Cam­bridge, Waikato – sis­ter city of Le Quesnoy, the French town lib­er­ated by Kiwi troops a week be­fore the end of the war.

The Rangi­marie peace bell of the Na­tional War Me­mo­rial Car­il­lon will toll 11 times to mark the start of the two-minute si­lence of re­mem­brance at 11am at the of­fi­cial Armistice Cen­te­nary Na­tional Cer­e­mony in Welling­ton. At 11.02am, there will be a cel­e­bra­tory fan­fare played by the full bells of the car­il­lon. Other Armistice Cen­te­nary events to­mor­row:

● 10am: A Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance and Com­mit­ment to Peace, Welling­ton Cathe­dral of St Paul, Welling­ton

● 10am: Armistice Day Com­mem­o­ra­tion Ser­vice 2018, Me­mo­rial Park Jetty, Hamil­ton

● 10.45am: Armistice Cen­te­nary Na­tional Cer­e­mony, Pukeahu Na­tional War Me­mo­rial Park, Welling­ton

● 10.45am: Armistice Cen­te­nary Ser­vice, Me­mo­rial Park, Tau­ranga

● 11am: Armistice Day Cen­te­nary Ser­vice, Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum, Auck­land

● 11am: Palmer­ston North Armistice Day Ser­vice 2018, The Ceno­taph

● Noon: Armistice Day Fam­ily Con­cert, Me­mo­rial Park Jetty, Hamil­ton

● 7.30pm: Sun­set cer­e­mony, Pukeahu Na­tional War Me­mo­rial Park More events at:

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