I suspect that many of you, like I, took time out this afternoon to watch the Remembrance Service courtesy of TV1.
I thought it was done with dignity and style. A uniquely 'Kiwi' occasion. While I am not overly religious I thought having the Rev Tim Mora as the 'MC' was an inspired choice. He captured the mood of the occasion.
And it was the West Coast at its best. New Zealand but different and all the better for that.
Today we remember the 29; we especially remember the families. But the Coasters are one big family and our thoughts are with each and every one of them.