U.S. Ambassador Gilbert, Nancy Gilbert and the U.S. Consul General attended the 68th annual U.S. Memorial Day commemoration service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Sunday, May 29. The Ambassador laid a wreath and accepted on behalf of the Embassy a United States flag folded by U.S. veterans. Attendance at the event numbered around 100 – veterans and their families, local dignitaries such as Mayor Brown and several MPs, as well as representatives of the New Zealand Defence Force, and members of the public.
On Monday May 30th, 2016, U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert attended and gave remarks at the Memorial Day Service at Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki.
Each year the Kapiti US Marines Trust (KUSMT) organizes a service to mark Memorial Day, in Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki. The service is officiated by a local minister with ceremonial roles performed by Embassy Marines (USMC), New Zealand Defence Force and a local school kapa haka group.
The New Zealand American Association invites you, your family and friends to a service in honour of American Memorial Day. Each year the NZ American Association (NZAA) and the Embassy jointly organize a service to mark Memorial Day, at Old St Paul’s. This year’s service will be held on Tuesday, May 31st, at 12 noon.
Memorial Day – A service of remembrance.
Tuesday, 31st May, 2016, Commences at 12.00 pm – 1:00pm
Old St. Paul’s,
Mulgrave St, Thorndon,
The service will conclude by 1.00pm. You are invited to stay on for refreshments.
Dress: Uniforms, full medals and civilian equivalent; business suits, national costume as personally preferred.
See the Facebook event for full details.