This was the first World War I Remembrance function to be held in New Zealand. We went to view them on Friday (28th February) when, after a short ceremony, the flowers were strewn in the river on the outgoing tide.
It was followed by music provided by the Whangarei Youth Orchestra. Another enjoyable evening.
The colour of the flower carpets was amazing considering they had been made about 4 days previously. It was a beautiful evening.
I found it quite poignant as my husbands 96 year old cousin died that week. Her father sailed off to World War I when she was still a baby and died from pneumonia a matter of days after arriving in England