The Dutch community in Washington, D.C. will 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 Wednesday, May 4, National Memorial Day.

This commemorative ceremony will be held at the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, Va., 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 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 ceremony (entirely Dutch spoken) is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please arrive at the Netherlands Carillon no later than 1:45 p.m. The Netherlands Carillon is located between the Marine Corps War Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Ridge Park.