My goal is to personally visit and collate information from 100 New Zealand World War One memorials throughout New Zealand to commemorate the Centenary of World War One and to remember those who paid the ultimate price.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Palmerston North Memorial - 12 May 2011
Palmerston North Memorial was unveiled on the 7 February 1926 by the then Prime Minister Gordon Coates. Coates had himself served in WW1 winning a Military Cross and a Bar. Below is are two separate links to a newspaper reports on the "Not peace at any price " speech Coates gave while unveiling the memorial. (when on links you have to scroll down page through other reports)
The photo of the memorial is not the best, when I get to Palmerston North myself I shall improve on it. After some further research I have also discovered some other interesting memorials to visit in the area, including one dedicated to the Medical Corp.
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