National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Armistice Day Ceremony 2016

Armistice Day Ceremony 2016

 

The Armistice, announced at 11am on 11 November 1918, brought to an end all hostilities on the Western Front. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month is now observed throughout the world as a time of remembrance for those who died during WWI. A commemorative service to mark Armistice Day was held at the National Army Museum in our Roimata Pounamu Tears on Greenstone Memorial. The ceremony included a two minute silence and an opportunity to lay wreaths in memory of the New Zealanders who died in service to their country. Personnel from the nearby Waiouru Military Training Facility, students from Waiouru Primary School, museum guests and members of the public attended the ceremony.

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