Battle for Crete remembered
New Zealand Defence Force
|When:||20 May 2011 |
|Venue:||National War Memorial, Buckle Street, Wellington|
New Zealand Defence Force personnel will support a wreath laying ceremony on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle for Crete. The ceremony will be attended by the Governor-General of New Zealand, His Excellency the Right Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand; Veterans’ Affairs Minister Judith Collins; Ambassador Hellenic Republic, His Excellency Mr Dimitrios Anninos;
the Vice Chief of Defence Force, Rear Admiral Jack Steer; General Manager NZ/Secretary War Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand, Brigadier Rick Ottaway; veterans of the Battle for Crete and invited guests. The service will be conducted by Principal Defence Chaplain Don Parker.
After the wreath laying ceremony Battle for Crete veterans will be honoured at a reception at Parliament hosted by Veterans’ Affairs Minister Judith Collins.
What: Wreath laying ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle for Crete
When: 11.30am, Friday 20 May.