Posted by Jim Carroll on Oct 11, 2018
On Friday evening 9/11/18, the Remembrance Area at Richards Park will be unveiled.
Armistice Day Celebrations start on Friday the 9th of November at 7pm with the unveiling of a Memorial Statue and Tree planting at Richards Park (corner of Tarbert, Shannon and Killarney Sts).
We as a club are planting trees and placing a memorial at Richards Park.
The evening will start at 6.00pm when those who have purchased Cherry trees are invited in to plant them. By 6.45 this will be complete in time for the unveiling to start at 7.00pm.
We need a good contingent of Rotarians to be present, so please mark this evening in your diary. We have a number of Rotarians who have purchased trees, so come along and support them. As part of the agenda they will be asked to step forward and give a short summary of the person(s) they are honouring.
Mayor Tim Cadogan will be present, as will President Charles, Kevin Harding (RSA President), and possibly Mark Appleton from the Otago Mounted Rifles. All those who have sponsored trees will be invited up for a brief 2-3 minute address. Between the playing of the Last Post and Reveille, the silhouette and schist stone will be unveiled.
This occasion is open to the public, so please get the message out and invite all your friends, work colleagues and neighbours.
We are also going to need a few helpers with spades to help plant the trees, and to remove the covers off the rock and silhouette. (Paul and Charles will be looking for volunteers next week).
Many thanks to all those who have pitched in over the past couple of weeks and brought this to its completion - and a very special thanks to Stu Beattie. Is there anyone in this town he doesn't know ?  
November 11 1918 is a very special day in history, and we have had the opportunity to honour that day 100 years later.