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Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
- Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae
8 December 1915
ARROWTOWN – 10.15am
10.15am parade to be followed at 10.30am by a
service at Athenaeum Hall. Parade to
monument on hill for wreath laying,
then retire to Arrowtown Bowling
Club for lunch.
AWARUA – 10am
Service to be held at the Memorial Hall in Tisbury.
Wreaths will be laid at the end of the service.
BALFOUR – 10am
The parade departs from the Sports Ground gates at 9.45am for a
Service at the Balfour Public Hall at 10am, followed by wreath
laying at the Memorial Plaques.
Cup of tea and refreshments will be provided following the
Service. Padre: John Willis. Guest Speaker:
Jenna van de Hoorn.
BLUFF – 7am and 10.45am
6.45am Assemble at Memorial Grove.
Service starts at 7am. 10.45am meet
at rear of Bluff Memorial RSA and
march to the Cenotaph.
COLAC BAY – 8.45am
ceremony will be held
at the monument.
DIPTON – 10am
Service to be held in the Dipton Memorial Hall at 10am. Morning
tea to follow. Speaker: James Lamb.
DUNROBIN – 12.45pm
Assemble at the Dunrobin Memorial for the Service at 12.45pm.
Reading by Mrs Gloria McCutcheon.
EDENDALE – 9am
Parade to assemble at the baths at 8.45am for a service to be held
at the monument at 9am.
GORE: DAWN PARADE SERVICE – 6.30am
Will be held at the Cenotaph following the parade of ex-service
personnel, service groups, Scouts, Guides, Girls Brigade etc.,
which is to assemble on the corner of Mersey and Main Streets at
6.30am and be led by the Gore Pipe Band and official wreath
bearers. Wreaths may be placed at this Service. RSA Members,
participants, and friends are welcome back to the RSA Clubrooms
at the conclusion of the parade. The bistro will be open for
breakfast from 8am to 11am and again in the evening from 5pm to
approximately 7.30pm. A light lunch from the bistro will also be
available. There will be musical entertainment at the clubrooms
throughout the day. Guest Speaker: Sub Lt Peter Campbell RNZNR.
GORGE ROAD – 9am
Service at the Gorge Road War Memorial followed by a cup of tea
at the Community Centre.
HERIOT – 11.30am
Assemble at the Heriot Community Centre at 11.30am for the
service, which concludes with a flag-raising ceremony.
Refreshments to follow. Chairman: Ian Alexander. Chaplain: Rev
Ann Thornton. Parade Marshall: John Murray. Guest Speakers:
Brea Sim and Kessa Kelly from Blue Mountain College.
INVERCARGILL: DAWN PARADE SERVICE – 7am
Ex-Service personnel to parade on Victoria Avenue at 6.45am.
This ANZAC Day service at the war memorial in Dee Street is the
only Parade Service to be held in Invercargill and will be of
approximately 30 minutes’ duration. Service organisa-
tions, schools and the public are invited to participate
in the service during which there will be the opportunity to lay
wreaths at the Cenotaph.
As this service will be broadcast it would be appreciated if
everyone could be in attendance not later than 6.55am.
A printed order of service will be available.
Following the service coffee will be served in the Invercargill
Workingmen’s Club. Chaplain: Father Ward.
INVERCARGILL: EASTERN CEMETERY – 8.30am
Guides, Brownies and Pippins will lay poppies on ex-servicemen’s
graves at 8.30am, followed by a short combined Guides, Brownies
& Pippins and RSA ceremony at 9am. The public are cordially
invited to this impressive ceremony.
LORNEVILLE – 10am
Service to be held at the Waianiwa Hall followed by morning tea
at the Wallacetown Fire Station.
LUMSDEN – 7am
Service to be held at the Senior Citizens Hall at 7am. Assemble at
6.45am. Cup of tea/coffee at the Senior Citizens Hall at conclusion
MATAURA – 7am
Assemble at the Alliance Butcher shop in Bridge Street at 7am.
Refreshments at the clubrooms to follow.
Chairman: Owen Paterson. Minister: Rev Tau Ben-Unu.
Parade Marshall: Gwyn Jones
MOSSBURN – 7am
A service will be held at the Senior Citizens Rooms at 7am.
Refreshments to follow, everyone welcome.
MYROSS BUSH – 10am
Service at the Myross Bush District Hall.
OHAI – 10am
Service at the Ohai RSA Rooms.
ORAWIA – 7am
Assemble at the Orawia Monument
Refreshments to follow in Orawia Hall.
OREPUKI – 9am
A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the Orepuki School
OTAUTAU – 7am
A dawn service parade will be held at the war memorial in Main
Street, followed by morning tea in the Otautau Town Hall.
Officiating: Fr Vaughan Leslie. Parade Marshall: Alan Brown.
Marker: Wattie Keen. Address by Mrs Judith Day.
QUEENSTOWN – 9.30am
9.15am: Gather at Memorial Gates, Marine Parade, Queenstown.
9.30am: Parade Commences from Memorial Gates to Memorial
Hall. 10am: Commemorative Service, Memorial Hall.
10.45am (approx): Dedication and wreath laying, Memorial Hall.
11am: Morning Tea.
RIVERSDALE – 10am
Following service in the Community Centre at 10am the parade
will march to the Cenotaph for the wreath laying. A cup of tea and
refreshments will follow at the Community Centre.
Chairman: Mr Billy MacKay. Chaplain: Rev John Gullick
Guest Speaker: Mary Ayson. Parade Marshall: John Miller.
RIVERTON – 7am and 10.15am
The dawn service will commence at 7am with a parade at the first
monument in Palmerston Street, departing from the RSA.
Participants are invited to return to the RSA for breakfast
followed by the second parade at 10.15am which will involve a
march to both monuments (the second one is across the bridge)
for wreath-laying ceremonies.
The ANZAC service will then be held at the RSA where the guest
speaker is Thursa Kennedy RRC, Lt Col Rtd.
SEAWARD DOWNS – 11.30am
Wreath laying with a cup of tea to follow.
STEWART ISLAND – 7.30am
A dawn Parade at 7.30am is followed by coffee and get together,
8am at the Pavilion.
TAPANUI – 9.30am
The service will be held at the Blue Mountain College Hall after
which everyone is welcome back at the RSA Clubrooms for a cup
of tea and refreshments.
Chairman: Mr Horace McCauley. Parade Marshall: Mingo Menzies
Chaplain: George Koppa. Guest Speaker: Lindy Cavanagh-
Monaghan, Blue Mountain College principal.
TE ANAU – 11am
Service will be at 11am at the war memorial located near the
Lakefront Drive roundabout. The parade assembles outside Paper
Plus at 10.45am. Refreshments will be at the Te Anau Club
following the Service.
Chairman: Ray Speden. Chaplain: Fr Gerry Fitzgibbon and Padre
Karl Lamb. Guest Speaker: Brian McCandless.
The Fiordland Military Museum, a private collection situated at
Gorge Hill, 3208 State Highway 94, will be open to the public
between 1pm and 4pm. Some of the vehicles from the collection
will appear in the Te Anau ANZAC parade.
THORNBURY – 8.45am
Assemble at the Fire Station at 8.30am for the parade for wreath-
laying ceremonies at both monuments. Morning tea to follow at
the Fire Station.
TUATAPERE – 10am
A service will be held at the Memorial Hall at which children
will carry crosses in honour of each fallen soldier from the
Officiating: President Les Kollat. Chaplain: Jocelyn Broughton
Guest Speaker: Lea Johnstone,RNZN.
WAIKAIA – 10am
A service will be held at the Community Centre. Following the
parade to the Cenotaph a cup of tea and refreshments will be held
at the Waikaia Hotel.
Chairman: Mr Don McKay. Chaplain: Robert Erskine. Guest
Speaker: Major Lance Nicholas. Parade Marshall: Mr Barry
WAIKAKA – 10am
Following the Scout flag-raising ceremony at 9.55am, a service
will be held at the Waikaka Centennial Hall. The service will be
followed by a luncheon. Families a plate please.
Parade Marshall: Jarrad Scott. Chairman: Mr Dougal Stringer
Speaker: Mr Wattie Gee. Chaplain: Rev Jill Favel
WAIMUMU & TE TIPUA – 10am
Service to be held at the Waimumu Memorial Church. At the
conclusion morning tea will be served in the Waimumu-Te Tipua
WINTON – 7am
Wreath bearers are asked to report to the band rotunda at 6.55am.
The service will be held at the Anzac Oval at 7am. Tea and coffee
will be served in the Memorial Hall at the conclusion.
Officiating: President Ray Jeffrey.
approximately 30 minutes’ duration. Service organisa-
nts are invited to return to the RSA for breakfast
“Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought”
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With all who died.
We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valour led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.
And now the Torch and Poppy red
We wear in honour of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.
- Moina Michael
9 November 1918
and remembrance dates back to the Napoleonic Wars when poppies were the first plant to grow in the churned up
soil of soldiers' graves in the area of Flanders. This connection between the red poppy and war dead was
renewed over a century later on the Western Front during the First World War.
It was verses by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918), a Canadian Medical Officer, which began the
intriguing process by which the Flanders Poppy became immortalised worldwide as the symbol of
remembrance. McCrae's verses, which he had scribbled in pencil on a page torn from his despatch
book, were sent anonymously by a fellow officer to the English magazine, Punch, which published
them under the title 'In Flanders Fields' on 8 December 1915.
Among the many people moved by McCrae's poem was a YMCA canteen worker in New
York, Miss Moina Michael (1869-1944). The last few lines transfixed her and she made a
personal pledge to 'keep the faith' and vowed always to wear a red poppy of Flanders
Fields as a symbol of remembrance.
Compelled to make a note of this pledge, on 9 November 1918, she hastily scribbled her
response, entitled "We Shall Keep the Faith", on the back of a used envelope.
Moina Michael went on to tirelessly campaign to get the poppy adopted as a national
symbol of remembrance. In September 1920 the American Legion adopted the Poppy as
such at its annual Convention. Attending that Convention was a French woman, Madame
E. Guérin, who was about to promote the poppy — as a symbol of remembrance — through-
out the world.
Source: RNZRSA Historian Dr Stephen Clarke
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