A number of us at the EPAP have attended the memorial service held at the Auckland Museum on Friday 18th March, to pay our tribute and respect to those affected by the quake.
The Museum is one of the leaders in organising memorial services. The event was solemn. At most times, emotional. Perhaps the most significant part of the memorial service is it shows how people of different ethnicity and faith can come together as one.
While we may still be grieving, and while we may still be working very hard to rebuild ourselves, but please don’t forget the spirit of coming together as one, regardless of ethnicity, culture, faith, gender or age. It is only through this, that New Zealand can rebuild and continue to grow as one. Like the old Chinese saying, we can only be strong if we come together as one.