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Share your stories of those who served in WW1 at Waikato District Libraries


Come along to Waikato District Libraries and discover, connect and share stories of those who served in the First World War.

“We’re thrilled to announce that the He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph roadshow will be at our libraries over the coming months,” says Customer Delivery Manager Angela Parquist.

“The roadshow, by Auckland War Memorial Museum, allows you to learn about the people who served as well as share your own personal stories.”

People are encouraged to get out their photographs, letters, medals and objects that belonged to family and friends who served and bring them along to scan and upload to the database. You can also lay virtual poppy against a specific person’s name and contribute additional information to the database.

The Community Cenotaph will be at our libraries on the following dates:

Te Kauwhata Library: now until Thursday 18 Jan 2018
Tuakau Library: Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Friday 16 March 2018
Huntly Library: Tuesday 20 March 2018 - Saturday 28 April
Ngaruawahia Library: Tuesday 1 May 2018 - Saturday 2 June 2018
Raglan Library: Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Friday 6 July 2018

“This is your chance to acknowledge and remember those who served our country, and to create lasting memories for future generations” says Mrs Parquist. “We really encourage you to come along so you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.”

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