Brunssum, the Netherlands - a Service and Act of Remembrance was held today at the Brunssum Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery to respect those who have forfeited their lives so that we might enjoy peace today.
This year's Remembrance is particularly poignant as it is 100 years since the end of the First World War, the so-called Great War, that ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, in 1918.
Despite the horror of the Great War there have been repeated conflicts since and the Brunssum Act of Remembrance respects all who have fallen protecting our values and freedom. The Service was led by the Reverend Philip Craven supported by Wing Commander Paul Scott, RAF.
Wreaths were laid by the following:
Alderman Hugo Janssen - Representative of Gemeente Brunssum
Mrs Shirley van Dishoeck-Sinfield - Foundation War Cemetery Brunssum
General Riccardo Marchió - HQ Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum
Mr Ken Duffield - Royal Air Forces Association
Captain (NLD Navy) Martin van Lavieren - Netherlands Armed Forces
Colonel Alan Mason - UK Military Community
Mr Phil Lord - Buller Branch of the Royal Army Services Corps & Royal Corps of Transport Association
Mr Brian Jaeger - Wareham British Legion
Mr Remko & Mrs Angela Lust - Veterans Brunssum
Mr Jos Dekker - Bond van Wapenbroeders (afd. Mijnstreek)
Mrs Marjo Thijssen-Nas - Netherlands America Institute Limburg
Commander Mike Odom, Mrs Gayla Odom & Mrs Jose Lieuwen - America Europe Friendship Association
Mr Hub Stollman - COM De Mijnstreek (Former Marines)
Kpl 1 bd Paul van Zadelhoff & Kpl bd Wiel Habets - GOC Parkstad (Uniformed Meeting Center)
Teachers & pupils of Broekland College
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office