Monday, November 12, 2007

Armistice Day... #172

11 November – marks the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War and commemorates the sacrifice of those who died serving New Zealand in this and all wars and armed conflicts.

Armistice Day Yesterday
These photos were taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the National War Memorial in Wellington. As part of these ceremonies, two minutes silence is observed at 11 a.m. on 11 November in memory of those New Zealanders who died while serving their country.

History of Armistice Day
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918, with the signing of the Armistice.

1 comment:

EnnaVic said...

A lovely photo set - thank you!