We invite you to join us for the Immortal Regiment meeting during the Wreath Laying Ceremony dedicated to Russian Arctic Convoy.
When: May 9, 2019 at 11am
Place: Wellington Waterfront (next to TSB Arena). See attached maps screenshots.
Bring with you black and white photos (the placard) of your relatives, participants of the WWII for our Immortal Regiment meeting (see pictures from the web-link).
The March of the Immortal Regiment is a performance, a massive parade that has been celebrated inmajor cities both inside and outside Russia every 9 May (Victory Day, the Russian equivalent of VE day,which is 8 May in other countries) since 2012. The participants carry placards with black and white photographs of women and men who died or were wounded in the Second World War. The photographs are accompanied by flowers, Russian flags and even the old red Soviet flag with the hammer and sickle. In the front line of the procession a group of people carry an enormous banner with the following words: Bessmertniy Polk (‘The Immortal Regiment’).