Brunssum, the Netherlands – In the wake of a wonderful day of Remembrance 19 September (see Article dated 20 September) honouring the 328 British soldiers who have found their final resting place in the Brunssum War Cemetery, festivities continued Friday 20 September with a Families & Veterans Day in the centre of the town – on the Lindeplein and in the Vijverpark / Edenpark. Following an official opening ceremony with short speeches from the Mayor of Brunssum, Mr Gerd Leers, and the Commander JFC Brunssum, General Erhard Bühler, a varied programme of musical performances, food / drinks stalls, static displays of military equipment from a number of NATO member nations, sports and games for all ages got underway. By any measure the event proved a huge success with, at one point, in excess of 1500 people in attendance. The day eventually drew to a close with a superb concert provided by the Heeres Musik Korps, from Koblenz. Closing remarks were made by the Mayor and Deputy Commander JFC Brunssum, Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates, CBE.