Today, New Zealand remembers the March 15 terror attacks which occurred in Christchurch two years ago.
On Saturday, the Muslim community, the city of Christchurch, and the country’s leaders came together to remember the events two years ago.
A commemoration was held in the Christchurch arena. It was the first proper remembrance service of the terrorist attack, after last year’s was cancelled because of COVID-19.
There was a Muslim prayer and a Māori waiata – all faiths, races and cultures joining as one, thankful for a chance to commemorate after last year’s service was cancelled.
Jacinda Ardern spoke and said that the March 15 has changed all of us.
“There will be an unquestionable legacy from March 15, much of it will be heartbreaking. But it is never too early or too late for the legacy to be an inclusive nation, one that stands proud of our diversity.”