Ambassador Henne Schuwer and Air Commodore Paul Herber invite the Dutch community in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the members of the Netherlands armed forces and civilians who died in wars or crisis-management operations since World War II with a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, May 4, Remembrance Day.

This year, the commemorative ceremony will be held at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington, D.C. (due to the planned renovation of the Netherlands Carillon) with the observance of two minutes of silence at exactly 2 p.m., followed by a speech from the Netherlands Ambassador Henne Schuwer and a wreath-laying ceremony.

The ceremony (entirely Dutch spoken) is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP before April 27, 2019 via and arrive at the location no later than 1:45 p.m.

“During the national commemoration of Remembrance Day we remember all Dutch victims – civilians and soldiers – who have been killed or murdered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world in war situations or during peacekeeping operations since the outbreak of the Second World War.”

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