Remembrance of the Dead

Posted on May 4, 2010


Today is the Remembrance of the Dead in the Netherlands. It is a National holiday to remember those killed in wars since WW2. Flags everywhere fly at half mast. Ceremonies are held throughout the country and there is a two minute period of silence beginning at 8pm. During those two minutes, TV broadcasts are turned off, public transport stops, and silence prevails. After those two minutes, bands play the national anthem and the flags are raised. Tomorrow is liberation day.