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Soldiers Memorial Night hosted by Star of the North 1647 EC

Greetings all

We extend an invitation to all Brethren and partners, wives and families to attend this annual  Soldiers Memorial night.

It wil be held at the Masonic Centre, Albert St, Whangarei on Wednesday 16 Nov at 6pm.  This most interesting ceremony was started by three members who on returning from Sydney from a similar ceremony in 1938, built a small cenotaph styled on the main cenotaph in London.

The first ceremony was held in Whangarei at the Masonic Centre in 1939 and apart from one year has been held annually ever since, with the Brethren of the NZ constitution assisting in running this most interestnig ceremony.

The local service cadets will be tsking part in the ceremony, usually teenagers, both male and female.  Our Mayor will be attending this year.

Unfortunately this is very short notice, as it happens tomorrow night.  We look forward to seeing you there.