Remembrance Sunday was held last Sunday, due to corona. You can watch the service here, lest we forget
Meer market garden news (english)
The commemoration is greatly appreciated, but sticking the crosses to the monuments is not and people wonder who does this. The maker of the crosses says he was shocked when he found out his crosses are now sealed
Wut!? No fashion show? Well....we'll see about that...
“You are in our hearts forever, we will always remember you. Hopefully until next year ”, the mayors of Arnhem, Ede, Overbetuwe and Renkum wrote in the booklet
As a sign of silent resistance, many bright orange marigolds were sown in the Dutch front garden during WW II. Now 15.000 marigolds have been scattered from the windows on the steps of the town hall and seeds are sprinkled with the flowers. Part of it will fall into the flower beds that are arranged on either side of the landing stairs in the form of the Morse code V for Victory
Sunday morning, September 17, 1944. There is a threat in the air. The threat culminates in a carpet of bombs on the village at 11:41 a.m. that morning, in the run-up to the airborne landings of Operation Market Garden
The memorial service will this time only be attended by representatives such as the ambassadors of Poland, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the USA, the Commissioner of the King and Mayors of the Airborne Municipalities. The army is represented by the commanders of the Polish Airborne Brigade, the British Parachute Regiment and the Dutch 11th Airmobile Brigade. Prior to the memorial weekend, all graves will be provided with a flower with a Poppy card with a personal greeting from a schoolchild on it, so that during the memorial service all graves are provided with a flower with a personal greeting from a schoolchild
Mayor Agnes Schaap of Renkum: "In this way we show how The Battle of Arnhem has left deep marks in our region between the 17th and the 25th of September 1944. But it seems the Battle of Arnhem is getting more and more important to our citizens. Market Garden has become part of our DNA."
Due to corona, the Airborne March cannot take place this year, but a September without Airborne-arch, that's too much. The Airborne flags are hoisting all over the municipality and the arch is part of that overall feeling the Dutch people have to remember those days in September 1944. Corona or not, it's just something that needs to be done
They have tried to be able to jump this year with the round canopies like they used during WW2. It's something many members look forward to every year just like the Dutch citizens who enjoy it all from the ground
A strict invitation policy applies to all major commemorations (Arnhem, Ede, Driel and Oosterbeek); the memorial meeting can only be attended by invitation. An uninvited audience is asked to stay at home and will be banned around the location
Ronnie Weijers is a veteran and currently working as Head of the Public Sector of the National Military Museum in Soesterberg
On television you will not find these five films that were made in the 1940s, but on the internet and for those who think they know all the Second World War movies, have you seen these five?
Not all images make it into a video report, usually you put the camera down in the knowledge that a compilation is made with the images of your colleagues. On the Ritzema Bosweg in Wageningen, the last part of the Liberation parade, it is usually a bit quieter and if you stand in the middle of the road with your camera (well, usually) you get some nice images
Images of the festival, the re-enactment on the Foulkes Terrain and the Parade where veterans were cheered and honoured during the Liberty Festival in 2019
Liberty Day 2020 in The Netherlands is celebrated at home. Due to the coronavirus the Dutch people are inside their homes and so is everyone else who was about to visit our country for the celebration of 75 years of freedom. So let's reminisce the Liberation Parade 2018
Lee Goodright would sell these pins and patches at the Freedom Festival in Wageningen at May 5th. That's not gonna happen, buy you are able to order them now!