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Krishna Buckman encouraged attendees to lay a tribute of white flowers because it symbolised peace. File Photo: PIXABAY

Armistice Day to be observed in Waihī

An Armistice Day ceremony to commemorate the end of WWI is set to take place at the Tunnellers Memorial at Gilmour Park in Waihī at 10:45am on November 11.
Waihī Heritage Vision secretary and treasurer Krishna Buckman told The Profile the event would feature a wreath laying ceremony, a flag raising ceremony, a reading of The Ode of Remembrance and The Last Post.
“It’s an informal ceremony and we invite people to tell stories about their family members who may have served during any war time,” she said.
“We also ask the schools and any participants instead of laying a traditional wreath with red poppies, we ask them to bring a white posy of flowers or some tribute of white flowers to lay because it symbolises peace.”
Krishna said the event would conclude at 11:30am and if it was raining on the day, the ceremony would be moved to the Waihī RSA.