Meer market garden news (english)
The British veterans have been brought and driven around for years by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, a British charity that transports veterans in original British taxis. Two members of that organisation made the film after they heard how hard it was for the very old chaps that they cannot commemorate their fallen comrades again in the Arnhem region
About the expected numbers of veterans, Beets answers: ”If everything is possible again and everything is free, there may be only a few veterans. In the past year we have lost many of them and some have indicated that they are no longer physically able to make the tiring trip. They are already looking forward to video streaming, to be able to be there at home that way. It is not yet possible to say anything about the number of relatives who will possibly make the crossing.”
The Airborne March in the regular form, so with about 30,000 people who walk around a few square kilometres in a few hours, will not happen this year, but the organisation does not give up hope and is looking for alternatives
"With regard to the parade, the Ministry of Defence has made new agreements, which, together with the other support agreements, have been laid down in a covenant. The agreements are being reviewed in response to the concerns that have arisen about the future of the parade. Starting point is that the parade will take place annually with support of the Ministry of Defence."
Walk along with Jaap's camera and see all graves lit in a soft candlelight
Very quietly this afternoon the foundation members and their families provided the nearly 1800 war graves in Oosterbeek with a candle light for Christmas
"To be given just three weeks’ notice to making life changing decisions on whether to uproot our lives and that of our families in the middle of a global pandemic when jobs are scarce is terrifying. So is accepting losing up to half of our income. We are desperate." Help them out en get to the petition
Most veterans living in England receive their Christmas card along with a Christmas surprise from the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans
The municipality doesn't give the organization a permit which is needed for an event like this, due to Covid-19 which already spoiled a lot of things this year
Remembrance Sunday was held last Sunday, due to corona. You can watch the service here, lest we forget
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