Brunssum, The Netherlands – Sittard’s remembrance service was held this Sunday, 12th November, to reflect and pay respect those who made the ultimate sacrifice in name of freedom. A Service of Remembrance was held at St. Peters Church, Sittard, before the Act of Remembrance at Sittard Commonwealth War Cemetery.
During the Act of Remembrance, Head Quarters Joint Force Command Brunssum (HQ JFCBS) Commander, General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta and Major General Mark Pullen, Senior British Officer at HQ JFCBS, laid a wreath on behalf of HQ JFCBS.
HQ JFCBS Senior National Representatives from Britain and the Netherlands, Colonel Blunt and Colonel Zeemeijer also laid wreaths on behalf of their respective countries. Other wreaths were laid by representatives for the province of Limburg and Sittard as well as other organisations.
Sittard War Graves Commission organises the act of remembrance for Commonwealth soldiers killed in action during World War II. The majority of those buried in the cemetery were members of the Scottish Regiments belonging to the 52nd (Lowland) Division, who were engaged in battle in the local area from 18 to 24 January, 1945.