Airborne Commemoration Oosterbeek CWGC Cemetery

More than 1,750 Allied soldiers are buried at the CWGC Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. They fell in battle during the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944.

On the first Sunday after September 17, a memorial service will be held to pay tribute to them. Veterans, their relatives, international officials and many spectators will attend the commemoration.

Traditionally ‘flower children’- schoolchildren from Renkum municipality will lay flowers on the gravestones.

For the occasion, a white stone arch will be placed on each grave. On the field of honor there will be a ‘Cross of Sacrifice’ made of Portland stone, on which a bronze sword is attached. On the foreground of the cemetery, ‘The stone of memory’ will take place. The establishment of British honorary fields is uniform in all 140 countries where the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is responsible for the maintenance of the war graves.

Airborne Commemoration Oosterbeek CWGC Cemetery