Mormon Pacific Historical Society



Auckland, New Zealand, devotional meetings


April 25th, 2004

Sister Hinemoa Hakaraia:

"Aloha my friends from Hawaii. "Aloha." Aloha my relatives from New Zealand. "Aloha." Kiaora. "Kiaora." I deem this a great honour to be invited to speak at this fireside tonight. This is our ANZAC Day today and I just thought, before I continue with my talk, that I pay reverence to my brother, who died on the 29th April last year, and left me on my own-some out of our three families, and I am so thankful for him and you'll notice as I go along in my report tonight, how important he was to me. I am thankful for all the families who supplied their children to go to war, so that we could live in peace in our clean, green country. Doesn't that sound good? It sounds exciting to think that we have a clean, green country. But we need to keep it that way. It is just so wonderful to see you all here tonight.