Armistice Day

Armistice service marked with flyover and a timely shot

Armistice service marked with flyover and a timely shot

Attending the Dunedin Returned Services Association's Armistice Day remembrance service, held at Queens Gardens yesterday, are (from left) David Ellison, Fred Daniel and John Broughton.

Armistice Day 'a chance to reflect and honour'

The 94th anniversary of the end of World War I tomorrow will be a day to remember those who lost their lives while serving New Zealand, Veterans' Affairs Minister Nathan Guy says.

A significant once-in-a-lifetime date

A significant once-in-a-lifetime date

It is the number of players in a hockey team, the sum of one plus 10 and the number of sides on a hendecagon.

We shall remember them

We shall remember them

In only a few years, a full century will have passed since World War 1 began; the "war to end all wars" as it was described. Since then, many more battles have been fought, several generations have passed and family memories recede.

Protesters and Armistice Day

To protest peacefully is a tenet of New Zealand democracy.  For two weeks the protesters have camped in the Octagon, and peacefully aired their grievances against capitalism and corporate greed in a peaceful manner.

Good crowds for services

Good crowds for services

Attendances were strong at Armistice Day services in rural Otago yesterday.

Folk take two minutes to remember

Folk take two minutes to remember

Two minutes' silence enveloped a central Dunedin park at 11am yesterday as traffic was stopped and those gathered at the city's Cenotaph remembered those who served, and serve, in the military.

Siren brings back reality of war

Siren brings back reality of war

The two-minute silence observed in Arrowtown yesterday for Armistice Day was shattered with impeccable timing by a fire station alarm, to the bemusement of veterans and RSA members.

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