The Auckland War Memorial Museum has a wonderful list of events for every member of the family following on from the Dawn Service. From Peace Concert and Poppy badge making to film screenings, chorale events and poetry there is a wealth of ways to remember those lost in the wars. Explore the museum too for Military Service Research, Library War Collection Displays and WW1 and WW2 tours.
See the full list of commemorations that are all free at Auckland Museum.
The programme has something for every member of the family. The kids can colour and create their own poppy badge.
The magic of music is also brought to this solemn day in new and exciting ways.
Since 2008 Kiwi songwriters have participated in the Peace Song Competition by the Play It Strange Trust. You can hear past winners performing their own songs on the theme of peace and what it means to them, our young New Zealanders.
Acclaimed New Zealand composer John Psathas (ONZM), led the creation of the ground-breaking film No Man’s Land which brings together the descendants of opposing forces and reunites them on the battlefields of WWI in friendship and musical solidarity. You can see the film and hear the score and listen to John Psathas talk about the process at the 1.30pm screening.
Beyond the Dawn Service you can experience the rich cultural strands of Anzac Day this year at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum.
We will remember them.