Town marks armistice centenary
A good turnout of locals witnessed the ceremony to mark the 100th Armistice Day at Eketa¯ huna’s War Memorial on November 11. “It was a lot more than the usual 10 or so who attend each year — it was a very good turnout,” said Eketa¯ huna Community Board chairman Charlie Death. “This was an important one, celebrating 100 years. The 10th Transport Company of the Royal New Zealand Army was present with 10 soldiers,” he said.
An address was given by chaplain of St Peter’s Church in Pahiatua, Alan West, followed by local Peter Waring who spoke of the circumstances at the end of World War I.
A soldier from 10th Transport Company lowers the New Zealand flag during the 100th Armistice Day service in Eketa¯ huna.
A good turnout of locals watching the ceremony at Eketa¯ huna’s War Memorial.
10th Transport Company laid a wreath at the War Memorial in Eketa¯ huna.
Donna Olliver (Police), Charlie Death (Tararua District Council and St John) and Debbie Paterson (St John) laid a wreath at the War Memorial in Eketa¯ huna.