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Sun 11 Nov 2018, 10:30am–11:15am

Where: Cenotaph, 4 Kent Street, Levin, Levin

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

We are helping create a nation-wide Roaring Chorus to mark the Armistice centenary.

At 11am on 11 November 1918, after four years of brutal conflict, the First World War finally came to an end. Hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. When news of the Armistice reached New Zealand it was met with widespread thanksgiving, celebration and a lot of noise.

“There were songs and cheers, miscellaneous pipings and blastings, and tootings and rattlings—a roaring chorus of gladsome sounds.” – Armistice celebrations in Wellington described in The Evening Post, 12 November 1918

100 years on, we want to recapture this energy and we invite you to join us.

After the two minute silence is observed at 11am to acknowledge the immense loss and hardship endured throughout the war, we will create a roaring chorus of jubilant sound that once again celebrates peace and hope for the future. Clap, yell, whistle, toot your horn, blow you trumpets, kazoo your kazoos or even dance a jig.

Members of the public, organisations, groups and businesses who wish to be called up to lay a wreath during the commemorations are invited to register their names with Council’s Civic & Community Events Coordinator, Melissa Steedman, on or phone 027 2342 031.

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