Welcome to "Stichting 4 Mei Herdenking Dronten"

The aim of this foundation is to organize the annual commemoration ceremony in Dronten. The commemoration in Dronten is special. Former Airgunners from Great Brittain come over to attend this commemoration.

In addition to the Airgunners, representatives of foreign embassies and representatives of the Dutch Armed Forces are present.

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Poem and vlog of the City poet

City poet Marjolein Westendorp has written a poem on the occasion of the commemoration on May 4, 2022, fitting the way of commemoration in the municipality of Dronten. Marjolein writes:

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Speech by Peter Powers

Peter Powers gave a speech during the memorial service on 4 May in De Meerpaal. Peter Powers is the son of Airgunner Ron Powers, the only Airgunner present this year. Peter looks back on the life of Ron and the special place Dronten has taken in it. Click here to read Peter's speech.

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Crashpole route for military aircraft updated

Stichting 4 Mei Herdenking Dronten has updated the 'crash pole route' with new information about crashed military aircraft. The route now consists of 19 memorial poles, or crash poles. Mayor Gebben opened the route on April 30. This happened in a small group, there was no public present at the opening because of the coronation measures.

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