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candles at war graves in the Netherlands

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This year a new initiative in the Netherlands went little out of hands. Somewhere the idea emerged to put candles at the Commonwealth war graves in our Country. In two day it was arrange and great turn out of people this night at 128 cemeteries . Over 200 people joined us at the Airborne cemetery in Oosterbeek including the Dutch NOS news (Dutch BBC news). For next year we will organize it little earlier so we have enough candles for all graves. If you in the area on 24 of dec next year join us.

 

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This year a new initiative in the Netherlands went little out of hands. Somewhere the idea emerged to put candles at the Commonwealth war graves in our Country. In two day it was arrange and great turn out of people this night at 128 cemeteries . Over 200 people joined us at the Airborne cemetery in Oosterbeek including the Dutch NOS news (Dutch BBC news). For next year we will organize it little earlier so we have enough candles for all graves. If you in the area on 24 of dec next year join us.

 

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Well Done Monty,

The Candles Look Lovely

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Top work Monty, I must get back to Holland at some point. It is on the to do list again for sure.

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We put the centre candle and lit the 2 other ones whcih were allready there.

Its in our neighbouring village.

A few years ago we did a little battlefield tour with family of the fallen soldier.

 

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Next year we have a sponsor for all 1700 candle and a back pipe band has offered to play during the event. So for next year it will become a special event.

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