Armistice Day 2014

Photo of Crowd in Cathedral Square, Christchurch, celebrating Armistice Day.
Crowd in Cathedral Square, Christchurch, celebrating Armistice Day. Head, Samuel Heath, d 1918 :Negatives. Ref: 1/1-007108-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Armistice Day marks the anniversary of the agreement that ended the First World War (1914 – 1918) and commemorates the sacrifice of those who died serving New Zealand in this and all wars and armed conflicts. 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.

The traditional Armistice Day service has been moved to Remembrance Sunday this year (2014) to enable the NZ Cadet Force to hold a parade of national significance throughout the country to mark the 150th Anniversary of its foundation.

It takes place on Sunday 9 November 2014 commencing at 10:40am at the Sergeant Henry Nicholas Statue in the Park of Remembrance on Cambridge Terrace.

Armistice Day - 11 November - marks 90 years since the Bridge of Remembrance opened in 1924.

For more images, see Armistice Day and the Bridge of Remembrance in Christchurch a DigitalNZ set

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