11 November 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. After four terrible years, the First World War finally came to an end with the signing of an Armistice between the Allied Powers and Germany on 11 November 1918. The fighting ceased at 11.00am – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
The Armistice centenary gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the loss and trauma of the First World War, as well as reflect on peace and hope at the centenary of its closure. As well as joining together in remembrance, we recaptured the relief and jubilation of that important day a century ago.
The Government acknowledged the centenary with a National Ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington from 10.45am on 11 November 2018. Learn more about the event here, or watch a recording of the live stream below or on Facebook.
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