The rain held off for the Soldiers, Scouts, Guides, and general public whilst they remembered the brave, and heroic scarifies made by the soldiers of New Zealand in times of trouble gone by.
Ode of remembrance
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
The poignant last post was played by the Hutt City Brass Band.
The Parade leaving the Cenotaph, before the St. Augustine Scouts gather for a group photo.
The weather smiled on the Petone Memorial Garden’s ANZAC day this morning at 8:15am and upon the hundreds of Scouts, whom joined with representatives from New Zealand’s National Defense Force, contingencies from the Cadets, Girl Guides, local MPs, and members of the public to show their respect to the fallen soldiers of New Zealand.