American Club Inc.  - Auckland

US Memorial Day Ceremony - Sunday May 28

  • 28 May 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Hall of Memories

Registration



US Memorial Day Ceremony

The Consulate General of the United States of America and the Veterans Club of New Zealand invite you to attend this important occasion. 

Venue: Auckland War Memorial Museum 
Hall of Memories, Auckland Domain

Date: Sunday, 28 May 

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm

Please register by clicking here: 

The event is free. f you wish to lay a floral tribute, please contact Agnes Rounds at the US Consulate: 09 303 2724 x 2950 or AucklandRSVP@state.gov

The United States Veterans Club of New Zealand has laid wreaths at the Auckland War Memorial Museum every year since 1948. John Drucker, Past President of The American Club, and retired US Naval Commander, will be laying a wreath.

All are welcome to attend the ceremony at the Museum. You don’t have to have a link to the U.S. military.  But in particular, if there are veterans of U.S. military service in the region, the Veterans’ Club President Mike Riley would like them to come along – and to join the club, to help ensure this important link between the U.S. and New Zealand continues to be commemorated. 

Memorial Day has been officially observed since May 1868, when the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery were decked with flowers. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a U.S. national holiday by an act of US Congress. 

Further information on Memorial Day is available at: http://www1.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp#hist.


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