Following up Lucy's tweet of this morning about her attending the Independence Day Celebrations, Auckland, June 18, 2012. The American Embassy in New Zealand uploaded the following photos from the event. Click on the image to take you to the flickr site where all the images are showcased.

Click here to read a blog post about the night from the US Ambassador David Huebner 

2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of American forces in New Zealand during WWII. With so few veterans left the Embassy has decided this is an important anniversary to commemorate and will be marking it with a series of events during May and June this year. This will include Memorial Day events, a visiting Marine Corps historian, official NZ Government commemorations and the visit of a Marine Corps band. The coverage will be showcased across the various embassy social media channels, with links to all updates on this page dedicated to the 70th Anniversary:

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 Independence Day Celebrations, Auckland, June 18, 2012 Independence Day Celebrations, Auckland, June 18, 2012

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Independence Day Celebrations, Auckland, June 18, 2012  Independence Day Celebrations, Auckland, June 18, 2012

Independence Day Celebrations, Auckland, June 18, 2012

 

*Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the link*


For more Lucy Lawless at various events, please see the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Event section