Crowds turn out in rain to mark Armistice Day

RSM Bill Heke leads the March Past. Times photos Wayne Martin

An estimated 600 people turned out on a rainy Sunday for a special commemorative service on Stockade Hill to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Hosted by the Howick RSA and Howick Local Board, it was one of several services held across the city.

A new plaque was also installed on the Cenotaph to mark the occasion and speeches were given by local board chair David Collings and the president of the RSA, Ray Sangster.

Ahead of the service Mr Collings says it was important to not only remember and commemorate the occasion but to also to celebrate an event that marked the end of the First World War.

More than 600 attended the Armistice Day 100th anniversary service on Stockade Hill on Sunday. Times photos Wayne Martin
WWII Veteren Jim East.

 

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