Tauranga will commemorate Armistice Day at 11am on 11 November at Tauranga’s Memorial Park, with two minutes silence, large-scale poppies designed by local artists, and 109 white crosses united for our people to honour the fallen.
The city’s official Armistice Day service will begin with a March on at 10.45am, led by the Tauranga Pipe Band. Following two minutes silence, karakia and the mayor’s welcome, a reverend will take the community through prayers and scripture readings. There will be an address from a military guest speaker, followed by the Roll of Honour where local students will lay poppies on the corresponding 109 white crosses.
The Field of Remembrance installation will be in place accompanied by the Homecomings: From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition from 10 November at Memorial Park.
Find out more about Tauranga’s Armistice Day commemorations at www.tauranga.govt.nz/armisticeday