Na­tional Ar­mistice com­mem­o­ra­tion

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Rep­re­sent­ing Whanganui Dis­trict Coun­cil, Cr Hadleigh Reid at­tended the Ar­mistice Cen­te­nary Na­tional Cer­e­mony at Pukeahu Na­tional War Me­mo­rial Park in Welling­ton on Sun­day, 11 No­vem­ber.

“I felt it a great priv­i­lege to at­tend the Ar­mistice com­mem­o­ra­tion in Welling­ton,” Cr Reid said.

“It was a cer­e­mony marked with som­bre re­flec­tion on the hor­rors of the First World War, a cel­e­bra­tion of the Ar­mistice, and the re­mem­brance of those who gave their lives to bring us peace and hope.

“While the sign­ing of the Ar­mistice and the end of the war was cause for great cel­e­bra­tion, it was made very clear at the cer­e­mony that on re­flec­tion it was also a time of deep sad­ness.

“So it was with a heavy heart and enor­mous grat­i­tude that I re­mem­bered their sac­ri­fice for all of us, be­cause the least we can do is to never for­get,” he said.

Per­form­ing arts stu­dents from the New Zea­land School of Dance and the Te Auaha New Zea­land In­sti­tute of Cre­ativ­ity per­form the dance, A Roar­ing Cho­rus, at Pukeahu Na­tional War Me­mo­rial Park in Welling­ton on Sun­day

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