Pipes play for peace on Ar­mistice

Whanganui Midweek - - NEWS - ■ For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Robert Allen on 027 537 1238.

The City of Wan­ganui High­land Pipe Band in­vites pipers to meet at the War Memo­rial Cen­tre fore­court at 6am on Novem­ber 11, to join a global pip­ing event to mark the cen­te­nary of the end of World War I.

It pays trib­ute to the mil­lions killed or wounded, and those on the home front. At 6am pipers around the world will start com­mem­o­ra­tions with the tra­di­tional Scot­tish lament — Bat­tle’s O’er.

The Wan­ganui band cel­e­brated its cen­te­nary in Septem­ber, and its first known pa­rade was on Ar­mistice Day 1918.

Band Pres­i­dent Robert Allen wel­comes all pipers and the pub­lic to be part of the event.

All pipers par­tic­i­pat­ing will re­ceive a Cer­tifi­cate of Grate­ful Recog­ni­tion, is­sued by Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, orig­i­na­tor of the global event.

At 7pm all churches in Whanganui ring their bells, and 1000 cathe­drals and churches in Bri­tain will ring their bells to cel­e­brate peace.

Break­fast will be avail­able in Club Metro from 6.30am.

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