Children speaking at the commemoration
Eerde has one primary school with about 100 children, divided into 8 groups. The children aged 11 and 12 are in the highest group. This class adopts the Geronimo monument in Eerde.
Adoption means that the pupils attend the commemorations on September 17 and May 4 every year, read stories about war, liberation, freedom, and so on. The children assist with the wreath laying and also lay a flower arrangement on behalf of their class.
Many veterans have visited the class in recent years. This personal contact always makes a big impression on the children.
In June, just before the summer holidays, group 8 hands over the adoption task to group 7. Prior to this transfer, the Airborne Committee will organize an educational activity, for example with history lessons in the windmill or an excursion to the battle fields with WW II army vehicles.
After the national commemoration on May 4th, 2023, with representatives of the US Embassy
At the commemoration on September 17th, 2021
At the commemoration on September 17th, 2020
With guests Edwin Hunt, George Avery, Al Mampre, Jack Myers, Fred Glover, Willem Witvliet.
After the commemoration on September 17th, 2004 (6oth anniversary).
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