Dodenherdenking 4 mei/Remembrance 4 May
Today, or rather, this evening at 8 p.m. in The Netherlands - May 4th - the Dutch commemorate all those who gave their lives during WWII.
At 20.00 hrs. (8 p.m.) all observe 2 minutes silence.
H.M. Queen Beatrix, accompanied by her son and daughter-in-law, the PM and members of the Government, will all attend the annual ceremony at the National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam.
A much more impressive ceremony takes place in the dunes near The Hague (Waalsdorpervlakte) where many were brutally executed by the German occupiers. The first wreaths there are always from representatives and relatives of the Dutch Resistance.