The Ode

As a mark of respect for the fallen, the Ode is recited at all New Zealand RSA’s. The Ode is recited at the Avondale RSA nightly at 7pm.
When this happens the lights are turned off and we ask you to be up standing and face the nearest torch of remembrance (they are orange in colour and mounted on the walls and remain on during the Ode), please stand still and quiet for these few minutes.


They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them

E kore ratou e kaumatuatia
Penei ia tatou e mahue nei
E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore
Ahakoa, pehea I nga ahuatanga o te wa
I te hekenga atu o te ra
Tae noa ki te aranga mai I te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tatou kia ratou