Mak­ing his­tory real

Waipa Post - - News -

“Yes­ter­day we had Le Ques­noy bat­tle, show­ing New Zealan­ders how the Ki­wis lib­er­ated a town by climb­ing a wall free­ing the French and tak­ing Ger­man pris­on­ers,” Thomas said.

“They may read it in a book which could bore them to tears, maybe they just wouldn’t read it at all.

“But if they see it here, in ac­tion, maybe we’ll have more peo­ple un­der­stand­ing and then cel­e­brat­ing NZ his­tory more.”

The event re­mem­bered not just what hap­pened in the pages of the his­tory books, but the spirit in which the war was fought — a vi­tal way to keep those mem­o­ries alive.

Photo / Bethany Rolston Photo / Bethany Rolston

Pipers lead the pa­rade to­wards a com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice, held at the Cam­bridge Town Hall Plaza and Ceno­taph. Be­low, a mo­ment’s si­lence is ob­served at Lake Kara¯ piro Ar­mistice Day com­mem­o­ra­tions, fol­lowed by a roar­ing cho­rus of ju­bi­la­tion.

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