Remembrance day, 4th of May

Welcome to the guests in De Meerpaal.
The Airgunners from Great Britain and the other guests are welcomed by the board members of Stichting 4 Mei Herdenking Dronten. A cold lunch is offered to them.
 

Memorial service
After the meal in De Meerpaal, a Memorial service is held in 'Open Hof'. A choir and pianist take part in this service. Young people are involved in the liturgy.

 

Remembrance at the monument
From 19.30h bands play music and a choir is singing on the square. All guests walk from "Open Hof" to the square. At 20.00h two minutes of silence are held followed by playing the National anthems of The Netherlands and Great Britain. Then the guests and other organisations lay reaths at the monument. At the end of the ceremony the guests go to De Meerpaal for a gathering with the local people.

 

©Fred Docter for all pictures on this page.