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Laying wreaths at the cenotaph (3rd of 3)

Laying wreaths at the cenotaph

An elderly veteran watches as a young serviceman salutes during the wreath-laying ceremony at the Hamilton cenotaph in 2010. The laying of wreaths and other floral tributes by organisations and individuals is an element of the public service on Anzac Day.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Public holidays - New Zealand’s special national holidays', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Sep 2016