Armistice Day marked

Photo: Jono Edwards.
Photo: Jono Edwards.
Cromwell and Districts Returned Services Association president John Morton (left) and immediate past-president Gordon Gates prepare to lay a wreath at the Cromwell War Memorial in an Armistice Day remembrance ceremony yesterday.

Eighteen association members and 12 other residents gathered for the service remembering the end of World War 1. It included poems, prayers and a lowering and raising of the New Zealand flag.

Mr Morton said a lot of attention was given to "A  Day", but it was important to remember the end of the war, too.

"It’s about honouring the service of New Zealanders not only in World War 1 but World War 2 and all subsequent conflicts."

The members were invited to a remembrance service at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Cromwell  tomorrow.

● About 30 people attended the annual Armistice Day commemorations in Arrowtown yesterday. A special service was held at the Cenotaph. Arrowtown RSA president Lindsay Stirling said among those gathered was the village’s only remaining war veteran, Allan Fisher (92), who served in the navy during World War 2.

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