Armistice Day Remembrance

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Today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month our members and supporters solemnly observed the two minutes silence in remembrance of our brave and courageous New Zealand, Fijian, Indian, Australian, American, British and other nations soldiers who sacrificed their lives in service of their countries and during the Great War of 1914 to 1918 said Alton Shameem JP the New Zealander- Native Fijian Community Leader, Founder, Chairman and President of Fiji Club of New Zealand (FCNZ), Young Executive Club (YEC) , All Ethnic Congress (AEC) and the New Zealand Association of Certified Public Accountants (NZACPA) in Takapuna, North shore, Auckland the City of Remembrance.

Our hearts and minds are also with the unknown soldiers for we will never know who they are and yet they are one of us and part of us.

They died for our freedom, giving us hope and faith in the future. For we cherish, love, honor and remember them for what we have today and what our future generations will have as a result of their sacrifice said Alton Shameem JP the New Zealander-Fijian Civic, National and International Leader, Founder, Chairman and President of Fiji Club of New Zealand (FCNZ), Young Executive Club (YEC), All Ethnic Congress (AEC) and the New Zealand Association of Certified Public Accountants (NZACPA

We are looking forward to attending our churches, mosques, temples and synagogues this coming Remembrance Sunday to observe the commemoration of all brave men and women from all nationalities who sacrificed so much for peace and freedom for all peoples.

Our Governor-General The Right Honorable Sir Anand Satyanand performed the solemn and moving Armistice Day Ceremony in Wellington in front of war veterans, dignitaries both local and overseas at 11amsaid Alton Shameem JP the New Zealander-Fijian Civic, National and International Leader, Founder, Chairman and President of Fiji Club of New Zealand (FCNZ), Young Executive Club (YEC), All Ethnic Congress (AEC) and the New Zealand Association of Certified Public Accountants (NZACPA).

May this Day of Peace and Remembrance live forever and bring forth love, harmony, humanity, compassion and tolerance to all humankind, and it is indeed interesting to note that it comes few days after the Diwali-The Indian Festival of Lights, New Beginning, and Good over Evil said Mr Shameem.

Kia ora to Apirana Shameem and the Fiji Club of NZ for the accompanying photo and for this poignant tribute

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