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Armistice Day Observed with Commemorative Service

Media Advisory

09 November 2012

Armistice Day Observed with Commemorative Service

A Commemorative Service to observe the 94th anniversary of the Signing of the Armistice will be held at the National War Memorial in Wellington on Sunday.

The Commemorative Service will be attended by Governor-General, His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, New Zealand Government representatives, and Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Rhys Jones.

LTGEN Jones said New Zealand made a huge contribution to all wars, in particular the First World War, and also paid a huge price.

“The courage, commitment, comradeship and integrity New Zealand troops showed on the steep ridges of Turkey, the sands of Sinai and Palestine, and in the mud-filled trenches of the Western Front are the cornerstones of the Defence Force today,” LTGEN Jones said.

“It’s important that we take time on Armistice Day to remember our colleagues and the 30,000 members of the NZ Defence Force who have been killed in service throughout our history.

“We honour their service and their sacrifice.”

More than 100,000 New Zealand service men and women served overseas between 1914 and 1918. Of those, some 18,000 died and 41,000 were wounded.

ENDS


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