Commemoration allied servicemen

on Saturday 10th November

 

Citizens of Oegstgeest and others commemorate 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 commemorate others who gave their life for our freedom and found a final resting place on this graveyard.

This is done normally on 11th November , ‘remembrance day’, as this is the day for commemoration of British war casualties.

However, this year 11th November is on a Sunday and the church is not available. Therefore, the commemoration will take place on Saturday 10th November. It is always a sober ceremony, accompanied by a choir, a speaker and reading of the names. At the war graves, flowers are laid and we observe 2 minutes of silence. Afterwards, coffee will be served.

Everybody is welcome to attend this commemoration

 

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)