- Utrechtseweg 232, 6862 AZ Oosterbeek, Pays-Bas
The Airborne Memorial in Oosterbeek (municipality of Renkum) is a stone pillar crowned with five carved figures. The figures on the outside are men and soldiers, with one man at the top representing freedom.
Operation Market Garden was one of the largest Allied operations of the Second World War. It aimed to secure the bridges over the rivers Maas (Meuse), Waal and Rhine in the Netherlands in order to outflank the heavy German defences of the Siegfried Line and to insure a swift advance towards Berlin.
The start of Operation Market Garden on the 17th of September 1944 in the Ede/Oosterbeek/Arnhem region is commemorated with a small scale Airborne ceremony and wreath laying, organised by the municipality of Renkum.
On the first Sunday after September 17, a memorial service is held at the CWGC Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek where the fallen are commemorated with solemn homage in the presence of veterans, their relatives, international officials and many spectators.