Thursday, 5 May 2016

Fence around the Military War Cemetery

Today we went to our Military War Cemetery Grebbeberg  (10 minutes by car). The cemetery has a special significance because it is located exactly at the point in the Netherlands where the fiercest fighting took place during the Second World. More than 400 of the military interred here fell during the Battle of the Grebbeberg.

The forest on the hillside is so beautiful and so peaceful. You can not imagine the Germans and the Dutch were fighting here. But the cemetery says it all.


Green fence around the cemetery
Since 1946, this cemetery serves as a national memorial site. Here the military memorial ceremony held on Remembrance of the Dead, 4 May. Every year again (yesterday). Today I took a picture of the fence, around the military cemetery.

Especially for all lovers of fences and freedom!

Cross of Remembrance at the entrance
 

Linking up with Good Fences

15 comments:

  1. A fine fence & very fitting memorial to all those who sacrificed their lives for freedom!

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  2. Hello, it is a pretty fence and a lovely memorial for the military! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  3. Enjoyed the fence's history.

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  4. Wow....not only beautiful...but, a poignant series of images. I'd love to walk around in there myself. Cemeteries are fascinating...history, genealogy, and insight of people's lives.

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  5. Pretty fence and the cross is wonderful. A wonderful memorial to a not so pretty piece of history. Bless all the families of those soldiers who died there.

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  6. thank you for a very special fence.

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  7. That's a beautiful fence. It's hard to imagine all the terrible fighting in so many parts of Europe.

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  8. A beautiful fence and memorial to all those who died. We must never forget them.

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  9. The cemetery is lovely and so is the fence!

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  10. Het ziet er zo vredig uit, inderdaad moeilijk om voor te stellen hoe het ooit anders was.

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  11. Excelente e belas fotografias.
    Um abraรงo e bom fim de semana.

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  12. Nice looking cemetery with lovely fencing. I like the cross too.

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  13. A fine memorial to people we should never forget.

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  14. It's lovely, but it is also very sobering and sad! and it was all so unnecessary had the Golden Rule been lived. If only the world would learn from history.

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