November, 12th 2017 - Remembrance Sunday
Today we did celebrate this memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.
Like in the years before Members of the Wapenbroeders in the East Netherlands were present with their banner to commemmorate those who fell in the line of duty. This year Arthur Cass did recite the poem: "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old ....."
The 'Guard of Honour' from the Bond of Wapenbroeders did take part for the last time in our service because of the mature age of the members. We would like to thank them very much for all the years they have taken part in our Remembrance Services.
This years'Remembrance Sunday had also a special occasion for our Locum Brian Rodford, as he was requested to be our new Chaplain starting next January.
Images: Lub Gringhuis