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Hauraki Patriots DFMC Passchendaele Memorial Service

When:

Sat 14 Oct 2017, 2:00pm–2:40pm

Where: Cenotaph, Marine Parade, 24 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Mt Maunganui

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: fionaeh8

Join the Hauraki Patriots, an international motorcycle club for all male and female serving and ex-serving regular and reserve Defence Force personnel, at a memorial service to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele.

The service will start at 2pm at the Mount Maunganui Cenotaph with a Parade Guard and Flag Party followed by an address, wreath laying, the Ode to the Fallen and the Last Post.

The Mount Maunganui RSA welcomes those attending the Memorial Service to join them at the RSA (544 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui) after the Service, for afternoon tea.

The First World War (1914–1918) was one of the most significant events of the 20th century, and had a deep and lingering impact on New Zealand society. Ten percent of our population of one million served overseas, of which more than 18,000 died and over 40,000 were wounded. Nearly every New Zealand family was affected.

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, July – November 2017, and commemorates New Zealand’s darkest day, 12 October 1917. Approximately 900 New Zealanders died on this single day and is New Zealand’s greatest loss of men for any battle in any war.

The events held in Tauranga between 25 September and 14 October will commemorate the WW1 Battle of Passchendaele and remember those whose lives were changed forever because of their involvement.

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