Armistice Day is being marked in a special way at Auckland’s War Memorial museum for the next three nights – with a commemorative film being projected onto the building.
Called Illuminate, the solemn show will include images from the museum’s collection showing faces of those who served in World War I, alongside a moving poppy motif.
There’s also a field of remembrance at the Auckland Domain, representing every New Zealander who died in the war.
This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the day when four years of fighting stopped. By the time it was over, 18,000 New Zealandershad lost their lives and another 41,000 were wounded.
The film will be projected onto the Auckland War Memorial from 8.30 to 11pm each day.
Also on Sunday, Sir Peter Jackson’s groundbreaking WWI documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, will premiere in New Zealand.