Commemoration allied servicemen

will from now on take place on 4th May

 

Citizens of Oegstgeest and others commemorated each year the allied servicemen who died in the Second World War and are buried at the 'Groene Kerkje'. At the same time, we also commemorated others who gave their life for our freedom and found a final resting place on this graveyard.

This was done for the last time on 11th November 2019, ‘remembrance day’. In consultation with the "Oranje Vereniging", the Council of Churches and the municipality of Oegstgeest, it has been decided to coincide from now on with the yearly commemoration on 4th May in Oegstgeest.

 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 From ‘For the Fallen’, by Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)