Town marks armistice cen­te­nary

Bush Telegraph - - FOCUS ON FARMING - By STEVE CARLE´

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.

PHO­TOS: KAREN BAR­BER

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.

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