Armistice Day Commemoration Service

Hamiltonians and visitors are welcome to attend this year's Armistice Day and the unveiling of a new statue commemorating New Zealand war horses.

The service and unveiling will be held at 10.30am at the Cenotaph in Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton.

 The Armistice, announced at 11am on 11 November 1918, brought to an end all hostilities on the Western Front and marked the conclusion of WWI. 

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month is now observed throughout the world as a time of remembrance for those who died during the war.

Whilst New Zealand and Australia primarily mark ANZAC Day on 25 April, 11 November is the main war remembrance date in Europe. 

The service will be immediately followed by the unveiling of the War Horse statue. The 300kg life-size horse sculpture has been gifted to the city by Waikato Equestrians and TOTI Trust. They commissioned artist Matt Gauldie to create the statue to honour the 18,000 New Zealand horses deployed with Kiwi troops in the South African War and World War One

Any queries please contact the City Events team by email at  cityevents@hcc.govt.nz ​​

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