Pipes play for peace on Armistice
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.