A special day for Americans in New Zealand.
Today is the United States' Memorial Day, honouring the sacrifices of fallen American soldiers.
US Embassy in Wellington spokesman David Edginton says this year's event is a particularly important one.
"Memorial Day is a very special day for all Americans and this Memorial Day is particularly special because it falls in the same year as the 70th anniversary of the 1942 arrival of US forces to New Zealand during World War II."
David Edginton says a Memorial Day ceremony will be held this morning at Queen Elizabeth Park on the Kapiti Coast, which was home to more than 20,000 US Marines during World War II.
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