Brunssum, the Netherlands – Sunday 26th May Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE, Deputy Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum, laid a wreath on behalf of the HQs at the annual US Memorial Day Ceremony, at the Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten.
A poignant, reflective and beautifully constructed ceremony was attended by several thousand people. Amongst others, wreaths were laid by: Rear Admiral L. Brummelaar (Adjutant General to His Majesty the King & Chief of the Military Household); The Honourable Peter Hoekstra (United States Ambassador to the Netherlands); The Honourable Stef Blok (Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs); Th.J.F.M. Bovens (King's Commissioner, Province of Limburg); and Rear Admiral Thomas E. Ishee (Director of Operations, Commander, US Naval Forces Europe-Africa).
Congratulations to the Cemetery Superintendent, Mr Shane J. Williams, and his team for their superb planning and execution.
Story by Public Affairs Office JFC Brunssum