An­i­mals hon­oured

Hauraki Herald - - ANZAC DAY -

An­i­mals will be re­mem­bered along­side men and women who have served in war in Waihi this An­zac Day.

Pur­ple pop­pies will be worn at the Tun­nellers Me­mo­rial cer­e­mony to re­mem­ber an­i­mals who served.

Or­gan­iser Sue Baker Wil­son said a num­ber of Waihi horse riders had in­di­cated they will at­tend the cer­e­mony.

She said there will also be ca­naries ‘‘see­ing as we are ath the Tun­nellers Me­mo­rial’’.

She wel­comed peo­ple to bring their own an­i­mals along with the to the cer­e­mony, ask­ing that dogs be on a lead.

Waihi Her­itage Vi­sion mem­ber Kr­ishna Buck­man had been work­ing over the past few weeks to make pop­pies to be worn by the horses.

She was also mak­ing pur­ple pop­pies for peo­ple who would like to wear one on the day.

Baker Wil­son said at­ten­dees would be en­cour­aged to share sto­ries and ex­pe­ri­ences.

She said at last year’s cer­e­mony ‘‘peo­ple shared sto­ries that were im­por­tant to them and their fam­i­lies. It was in­cred­i­bly mov­ing to lis­ten to the sto­ries of hard­ship and sacri­fice, both at home and over­seas.’’

The cer­e­mony will start at 9am, Tun­nellers Me­mo­rial, Gil­mour Re­serve, Waihi.

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