Annual commemoration at Dutch – US war cemetery
May 29, 2007 Leave a Comment
US and Dutch soldiers who died in Afghanistan were included for the first time in Sunday’s annual commemoration at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in the Dutch town of Margraten. The cemetery is the final resting place for 8,302 US soldiers who were killed during World War II. US Ambassador Ronald E Arnall praised the young men who gave their lives for Western values of democracy and freedom, both during the 1940s and in Afghanistan today.
Source: Radio Netherlands, 28 May 2007
There’s an immediate similarity between Germany’s former Nazi regime and Afghanistan’s former rulers, the Taliban. That, at least, is according to the United States ambassador to the Netherlands, who was speaking on Sunday at the annual ceremony of remembrance at Margraten military cemetery here in the Netherlands.
Read full article: Radio Netherlands, 28 May 2007
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