Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I went along with the doggies to the memorial in Hagley Park, the main park in Christchurch and there was a service that included reading out the names of those killed and having two minutes of silence to remember them. It was very eerie and a stark reminder of how quickly a city can change forever.
On a random side note, something that really bugged me today was a group of women standing near me at the memorial service that talked loudly, laughed and txt while the names of those lost were read out and the 2 minutes silence were being observed. Everyone else was standing up silently and showing their respect and these women didn't seem to give a damn about doing the same. Reminded me how much I value respect, etiquette and politeness in general and how much it bugs me when people don't behave in a respectful manner in situations like this.