On May 4, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended Dodenherdenking (National Remembrance Day) ceremony in Amsterdam. During today’s important event Their Majesties attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk as well as placed a wreath at the National Monument on Dam Square according to RVD.
The purpose of this event is to remember those who fought and died during World War II as well as those who “…have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of WWII.”
Tomorrow, Their Majesties accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands will celebrate Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation Day) which “…marked the end of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands during WWII…”
Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD