A Day of Memories

Truly a Day of Memories for many, the whole world over. 100 years since Armistice Day ended World War I, with tales of amazing bravery, and pictures of horrendous happenings coming across our TV screens, and in the many ceremonies being held in NZ and world wide. Have we learned?

And closer to home, a year since Kaikoura's life was changed forever, by a terrible earthquake. I ended up having to turn the TV images off. It got too much.

And even closer to home, it was the day of the Memorial being held for my very dear next door neighbour, who died in June. There was a get-together at a local airfield, an unveiling of a plaque, and a flypast, all in his honour. Pictured are two Piper Cubs - his favourite aircraft - and they were accompanied by an Auster. It was a remarkable honouring of a remarkable man; a remarkable airman too. I feel privileged to have known him. He is sorely missed, but treasured too.

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