Wreath-Laying Ceremony to Commemorate National Memorial Day

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Date(s) - 04/05/2017
01:45 - 02:30

Netherlands Carillon

On Thursday, 4 May 2017, the Netherlands Community in the Washington, DC region will commemorate the members of the Netherlands Armed Forces and Civilians who died during wars or crisis management operations worldwide since the Second World War.

Ambassador Henne Schuwer and Defense Attaché Air Commodore Theo ten Haaf will lay a wreath at the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, Va. The Netherlands Carillion, a gift from the Netherlands to the United States of America for its help during and after World War II, represents the bond between the people of the United States of America and the people of the Netherlands.

The wreath-laying ceremony will start at 1.55 p.m., followed by two minutes of silence, at exactly the same time the National commemorative ceremony at the National Monument on the Dam in Amsterdam will take place.

The Netherlands Carillon is located between the Marine Corps War Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony is open to the public.

More information on the history and significance of the National Memorial Day Commemoration for The Netherlands can be found at www.4en5mei.nl.