Image: The unit passes his Royal Highness, the King of the Netherlands
On the 27th of June 2015 The Netherlands celebrated the National Veterans-day. It was the eleventh edition of this event organized by the Ministry of defence, Vfonds, the Veterans Institute, the city of the Hague. For our Association this meant the second year in a row participating in the parade as well as the release of a stand.
Staffing and release of the stand is realized by cooperation with the Bond Dutch military service and war victims. At the parade sixteen members of the Association participated. They have greatly enjoyed the huge support they received during the walk off the parade route.
On the Malieveld the King Willem Alexander came to visit the stand, here he spoke with a number of wounded. It may not be visible on a daily basis how much support there is for the veterans and in particularly wounded veterans, however, on the National Veterans Day it was overwhelming. We are looking back on a very successful day.