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Armistice day commemorated

November 13, 2017

Services were held around the country on Saturday to mark the 99th anniversary of Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day.

The 11th-hour of the 11th-day of the 11th-month, is the time the guns fell silent on the Western Front in 1918, signalling the end of the First World War.

The National Commemoration Service was held in the Hall of Memories at the Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington at 11am.

In Hamilton, a service at the Cenotaph at 10.30am is being followed by the unveiling of a bronze statue to mark the sacrifices made by horses during war.

The All Blacks wore embroidered poppies on their sleeves in their match against France to mark the day.

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wow thats a cool date