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Join us at Memorial Weekend 2016


Memorial day

 Memorial Weekend 2016 (May 28-30) promises a heritage weekend with a difference for those who want to re-live the days from 1942-44 when U.S.Marines out-numbered locals in parts of Kapiti by 15-1.

This is a great opportunity for those who lived through these times, their friends, children and grandchildren to visit the Kapiti Coast to enjoy:

A fantastic Mulled Wine swing concert from the legendary Rodger Fox Ensemble (Sunday May 28 at 2.30pm in the Paekakariki Memorial Hall).

The In the Footsteps of the Marines Charity Walk & Run through two former U.S.Marine Camps (Sunday May 29 starting at 9am), and

Our iconic Memorial Day Service to be held in Queen Elizabeth Park (Monday May 30 starting at 10am – 11am sharp followed by a community morning tea).

Memorial Day commemorates nearly half a million U.S. service men and women who lost their lives in World War II and acknowledges the strong bond between Kapiti people and the Marines during this time.

 This 74th Anniversary of the “friendly invasion” of U.S.Armed Services during World War II   will focus on the enduring heritage, relics and infrastructure of the period.

Join our celebrations and find out more about our Huts Restoration Project in Queen Elizabeth Park and the new Marines Heritage Walk in Whareroa Farm.

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