Armistice Day 11 November 2013 - 31st Oct 2013

Armistice Day 11 November 2013 Armistice, the ceremonial end to the World War One hostilities will be remembered in Dunedin at the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month with a service at the Cenotaph, Queens Gardens.

The Reverend Dr Tony Martin, Officiating Chaplain to Reserve Forces HMNZS Toroa and 2/4 RNZIR will conduct the service with guest speaker Professor of History at the University of Otago; Tom Brooking.

Two minutes silence will be punctuated simultaneously on the 11th chime of the Municipal Chambers clock with a salute from the Robbie Burns Cannon in the Upper Octagon and a 25lb Howitzer gun positioned at the Cenotaph fired by the Dunedin Gunners Association. At the end of the reflection, the Howitzer will fire a second and final shot.

The Balmacewan Intermediate School Choir will sing the hymn. A P-51 Mustang aeroplane will fly over the city, taking in Montecillo War Veterans Home, carrying messages of remembrance written by Dunedin intermediate school kids. These messages will reflect the kids’ perspective of remembrance and what it means to them personally.

These messages will be on display on the ground floor and Children’s Section at Dunedin Public Library from Wednesday 13 November.

All welcome to attend.

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