Honouring the fallen

Honouring the fallen

From left: Governor Eugene Holiday, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison.

Government observed National Remembrance Day on Tuesday, commemorating the Dutch victims – civilians and soldiers – who were killed or murdered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world in war situations or during peace-keeping operations since the outbreak of the Second World War.

MinAGZ_Natl_Remembrance_Day_Members_of_the_Council_of_Minister_Governor_and_Members_of_Parliament.jpgInvited guests had an opportunity to lay a single flower at the War Memorial Monument, which carries the names of the World War II victims primarily born in
Sint Maarten.

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The ceremony was held at Captain Hodge Wharf in Philipsburg. In photo: A scene during the event.
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