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Armistice Day service

9 November 2010

New Zealand Defence Force personnel will join their Excellencies the Governor General of New Zealand, the Honorable Sir Anand Satyanand, and Lady Susan Satyanand at a commemorative service at the National War Memorial in Buckle Street, Wellington at 11.00am on Thursday 11 November.

Armistice Day is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918.  It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

As part of the service a dawn to dusk Vigil will be placed over the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Armistice Day services will be held around the country to commemorate the sacrifice of those who died serving New Zealand in the First World War and all subsequent wars. 

What: National Commemorative Service to observe the 92nd anniversary of Armistice Day

Where: National War Memorial, Buckle Street, Wellington

When: 11.00am, Thursday 11 Nov 2010

For further information please contact Ally Clelland, Defence Communications Group, phone 04 496 0273 or 021 569 130.



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