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WWII Veterans - Wreath Laying - Veghel - September 13th, 2017

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This morning I attended a wreath laying ceremony with a large group of World War II veterans. The veterans were from the UK, Canada, and the USA and included men who fought at Narvik in 1940 to tank drivers and parachutists who fought in and around Veghel. 

Here are some pictures that I took during the ceremony which was moved to the city hall because of the weather.

School children were present to welcome the veterans:

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The veterans are seated and waiting for the ceremony to start

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The mayor of Veghel welcomes the veterans with a short speech:

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School children assist with the laying of the wreaths, which will be moved to the monument later today.

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With the formalities over, it was time for the school children to talk to the veterans and hear the stories from the man who fought for their freedom.

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