Get Involved in the Armistice Centenary This Weekend
How Your Listeners Can Get Involved in the Armistice
Centenary This Weekend
New Zealand commemorates the end of the First World War this weekend. Here are the details of how your listeners can get involved - including attending an event, texting a message of remembrance, to how to watch the live stream of the Armistice Centenary National Ceremony.
The Armistice Centenary gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the loss and trauma of the First World War. As we join together in remembrance, we can also recapture the relief and jubilation of that important day a century ago.
The Centenary will be marked in events and activities across the country. Here is how you can be a part of this historic moment.
• Attend an Armistice Centenary event
by finding one near you listed on www.WW100.govt.nz/armistice
• On that same webpage from 10.45am on Sunday,
watch the live-stream of the Armistice Centenary
National Ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial
Park in Wellington.
• Send a message of peace, hope or remembrance to the Armistice Beacon. Your message will be displayed with those of New Zealanders across the world on a massive five-metre high digital installation at Pukeahu. Text your message of 140 characters or less to 4544 or submit it online at www.WW100.govt.nz/armistice-beacon where you can read other messages. Remember to include your name in your message, and usual text charges apply.
• Observe a two-minute silence of remembrance at 11.00am on Sunday. Then listen out for the silence to be broken by the Roaring Chorus! In commemorations nationwide, thousands are expected to make jubilant noise with vintage car horns, cannons, waiata, cheers, whistles, hooters, bells and even pots and pans as they did 100 years ago when news of the Armistice came through. Fire and Emergency and New Zealand Police have invited available fire appliances and police cars to sound their sirens, and Maritime New Zealand has invited vessels in New Zealand waters to join the commemoration with their horns. Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, Fullers Ferries and the Interislander ferries will be sounding out, and KiwiRail’s scenic and freight trains will toot their horns. Even the Antarctica New Zealand team at Scott Base will be making a Roaring Chorus on the silent continent to warm up commemorations there.