The Hastings District Highland Pipe Band will take part in a synchronised performance of an evocative bagpipe tune on November 11 as a tribute to the soldiers killed and wounded in World War I.
Bands and individual pipers throughout the world, including more than 1000 pipers and drummers from Australian pipe bands, will play The Battle's O'er to mark the exact time the Armistice was signed 100 years ago.
One of Hastings District Highland Pipe Band’s tenor drummers, Jim Turnbull, said he imagined there would be a few tears shed.
The Battle’s O’er was adopted after World War I as a tribute to more than 2000 British and Commonwealth pipers who lost their lives in battle during the war.
The music will begin at about 4.15pm on Remembrance Day, while there will also be a wreath laying and a brief address about the significance of the event.
The Battle's O'er will be played at 5pm on Sunday, November 11 at the war memorial at the Town Square to match the original timing of the signing at 6am Paris time on November 11, 1918.
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