Adoption of the monument

The monument is 'adopted' on an annual basis by children from group 7 of one of the primary schools in the municipality of Dronten. These children take care of the monument for one year. 

The transfer takes place during a meeting where representatives of the 'old' and the 'new' groups 7 are present. During the meeting the history and background of the monument is explained. Retired salvage officer, Mr. G. Zwanenburg, talks about his experiences in recovering aircrafts that were found during the draining of the polder. Using materials he has found himself, he tells an impressive story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The children maintain the monument and surrounding area, ensuring that everything looks clean and tidy on May 4th.