Guest post: Market Garden Foundation of the Netherlands

Now here in Arnhem we are nearly ready to receive the ,,BIG’’ party and fine tuning now. The word is spreading around and we will give the ,,old boys’’ a great reception. On the 4th of May, our national remembrance day, 160 British WWII veterans will experience how the Dutch remember our own and their fallen comrades in arms. At 8 o’clock in the evening, when the party will attend a service on our national WWII cemetery there will be a national 2 min. silence. On the 5th of May we celebrate our liberation day, and in the whole of the Netherlands, street parties will take place and a lot of activities for children. Need only good spirits now and hopefully the weatherman will predict a lot of sunshine! Regards from the Netherlands.

Frans Ammerlaan

Market Garden Foundation of the Netherlands


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  1. Like our friends in Arnhem and Oosterbeek, the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 at Groesbeek awaits the arrival of the veterans and their friends and family on May 4th. They will attend a service in our Dome of Honour, followed by the presentation of a plaque in honour of the fallen allied soldiers of WW2. The veterans will have lunch at the museum while enjoying live music by The Thompson Bridge Big Band.

    The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945
    Wiel Lenders, Cathy McKell

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