Armistice Centenary Commemorative Service
New Zealand will be the first country in the world to mark Armistice Day 2018, with Auckland hosting a major commemorative service at The Cenotaph on Sunday, 11 November, at 11am – acknowledging the time and date the guns finally fell silent in World War 1.
The commemoration service will start at 10.55am with a flyover of the NZ Warbirds, followed by 2 minutes’ silence.
The service will be broadcast live and free-to-air on TVNZ 1 and 1News from the Auckland War Memorial Museum, where 18,277 named crosses representing every New Zealander who died have been installed on the northern slopes of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira and in front of the Cenotaph.
The service will run for an hour.