- Starts: 17/09/2019 9:00 am
- Ends: 17/09/2019 9:30 am
The start of Operation Market Garden on the 17th of September 1944 in the Ede/Oosterbeek/Arnhem region will be commemorated through a small scale Airborne ceremony and wreath laying, organised by the municipality of Renkum.
The Airborne ceremony will be the first commemoration in the framework of all the Battle of Arnhem related ceremonial events.
The Airborne monument at Oosterbeek consists of a column crowned with a group of male figures. The man depicting ‘Freedom’ is surrounded by soldiers.
Opposite The Needle, which was designed by Jac. Maris and H. Wesselink, you will find the Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’.
The Museum shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem. This took place in September 1944 in the area between Ede and Arnhem and formed part of the Operation Market Garden. British, American and Polish airborne troops were to take control of the river bridges from the Belgian border to Arnhem.
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.
This British war cemetery contains the graves of 1,754 Allied troops. Most of the soldiers who were killed during Operation Market Garden lie buried here.