Flags at half-mast for military funeral
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 4:24p.m.
Flags are flying at half-mast on all Government and public buildings today, out of respect for two dead New Zealand soldiers.
Lance Corporal Pralli Durrer and Lance Corporal Rory Malone died under fire from insurgents in Afghanistan earlier this week.
A military commemoration service was held at Burnham Military Camp, near Christchurch this afternoon.
It was the ultimate sacrifice, and one that has been recognised around the country.
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has instructed flags be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings.
Unlike previous military funerals, Prime Minister John Key was not in attendance today. He is in the United States on private business, but has already paid a visit to the soldiers’ families to offer his condolences.
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