At 3.44pm one week ago, there was a huge explosion in the Pike River coal mine. At this very minute today, there will be a gathering at the entrance to the mine to honour the men who died. Pike River CEO Peter Whittall has called for a moment's silence at 3.44pm, and this post is our way of responding, and showing our ongoing support of everyone involved in this tragedy.
Lawrence Binyon's words seem appropriate today:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will indeed remember the Pike River 29; may they rest in peace.