|Oamaru War Memorial|
commemorations, projects and activities happening throughout the country. Books,
plays, vigils, film, displays, memorabilia, online sites of remembrance, the powerful
exhibition at Te Papa in Wellington and the Light and Sound Show at the Pukeahu
National War Memorial Park to name just a few. We have been excited to learn some
of our ancestor’s stories through online opportunities to remember an Anzac or to
tell the story of an Anzac.
This Anzac Day spare a thought and maybe a visit to one of the regions. For every
name on our small town war memorials there is a story, a family, a town that was
left bereft of the fullness of its future by the loss of this person. We are moved when we
read these lists as the same surnames appear again and again. As we read, we mourn for
whole families and communities that were decimated.
This year HOST showcases some of the memorial parks, and monuments from our
Host towns as we honour those who died and remember those communities who
bore the cost of their non -return.
|Petone War Memorial, Wellington|
|Whitianga War Memorial|