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Flag of Friendship Ceremony St. Vith

Since 2012 the 106th Inf. Div. Association "Bulge Chapter" has organized an annual commemorative event under the name "Flag of Friendship Ceremony". This ceremony honor the service and sacrifice of veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. A symbolic folded American flag is offered to a person who has shown great support to the veterans and their history.

Inauguration Prisoners of War Monument Schönberg

On 15 December 2019 a new monument will be inaugurated in the village of Schönberg, Belgium in presence of WWII veterans. This memorial tells the story of how approximately 7,000 GI's of the 106th Infantry Division were captured in and around Schönberg, after being surrounded for several days and having suffered many casualties in the heavy fighting. It is placed near the bridge across the Our River and is dedicated to all Prisoners of War.

Bastogne Barracks NUTS

A place of great importance during the Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne Barracks, the site of the War Heritage Institute (WHI), brings you right back to December 1944. Lively exhibitions, a parade of vintage military vehicles, vehicle restorations... an unforgettable experience! A sound and light show will complete the weekend programme. Free admission.

Bastogne Memory Film Festival

For the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the Bastogne Memorial ASBL organises the first edition of the Memory Film Festival in collaboration with CineXtra and the Bastogne War Museum. There will be screenings of films and documentaries, movie clubs and VIP events.

Pyrotechnic Display in Hardigny

Throughout the weekend, the village of Hardigny will readopt the look of the 1940s with a historic, marked trail that will allow visitors to discover and experience the living conditions in the countryside as they were during the winter of 1944-45. A pyrotechnic display will be held on Sunday, 15th December.

Aerodrome of Bizory

From Dec. 13th to Dec. 15th, the village of Bizory hosts an airfield where you can discover the legendary Piper planes. Aerodrome will be open from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. The entrance is free.

Nuts Days at the 101st Airborne Museum

The 101st Airborne Museum’s program for the Nuts Weekend includes a military fair, various public readings about General Patton, signing sessions, and more.

Bastogne Christmas Market

There will be more than fifty stalls, a toboggan run, a carousel and Santa's house for children! During the weekend, projection of old photos, music of the 1940s.

Military Vehicle Parade Bastogne

Roughly a hundred military vehicles of the time and today will parade in the Grand'rue (main street). An event organised by the city in collaboration with the WHI. A static exhibition of these same vehicles will also be on display in the Quartier Latin. Free admission.

Nuts Days at the Bastogne War Museum

Over the weekend, the museum will host a book sale/exchange for war books and historical documents as well as displaying static WWII reconstructions around the building. On Sunday, the public will be able to meet several veterans. Free admission.

Interactive show at the Mardasson

Great sound and light show projected on the monument of Mardasson. Interactive show created by Luc PETIT highlighting seven characters (two soldiers and an American General, a German prisoner soldier, a mother, a child, and a journalist) and their history. There will be 2 shows on Saturday, Dec. 14th at 5.30 pm and 8.00 pm.

War Book Fair Bastogne

This book fair, organised by the Town of Bastogne in collaboration with Croisy bookshop, will take place in the glass-covered hall of INDSé 2nd and 3rd grades (Séminaire), and will offer a wide selection of books dealing with the 1940-45 war, plus a selection for kids. Signing sessions will also be organised. Free admission.

Bastogne Perimeter Walk

Historical walk punctuated with static reconstructions set up by collectors. Three different walking distances starting from the Sports Centre. Price: €6.

Commemoration of the Siege of Bastogne

Organised by the Town of Bastogne, the commemoration is a patriotic procession that brings together veterans, brotherhoods, dignitaries, students, Belgian and American military platoons and veterans and includes the laying of two wreaths. The 'Jet de Noix' from the balcony of the Town Hall brings the commemoration to a close. Free admission.

Memorial Bicycle tour

8-day Memorial Bicycle Tour is organised in the Apeldoorn area to commemorate war victims.

Dotremont and the Surrealists – A Wartime Youth (1940-1948)

Exhibition presented at the BELvue Museum in Brussels between 26 November 2019 and 9 February 2020. Christian Dotremont, the founder of the post-war Cobra art movement and creator of ‘logograms’, began his career on the eve of the Second World War.

Spirou and Brussels under the Occupation

Immerse yourself in the world of Emile Bravo’s Spirou and the Second World War! A chance not only to discover the most stunning pictures by Emile Bravo, taken from the "L’Espoir malgré tout" albums, but also to learn more about Spirou Magazine, which was suspended in the resistance during WWII.

Granin and Germany: The difficult Road to Reconciliation

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of the well-known Soviet-Russian writer Daniil Granin (1919-2017), the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst and the Daniil Granin Foundation are organising this joint conference on October 15, 2019, dedicated to the life and work of Daniil Granin.

National commemoration in Strassen

On Luxembourg National Remembrance Day, a solemn Mass will be held at 10:45 am in the parish church of Strassen, followed by a commemoration ceremony in front of the Monument to the Dead.

National commemoration in Diekirch

In Diekirch, the religious service will be followed by wreaths laying at the Monument to the Death in presence of the local authorities and a detachment of honour of the Luxembourg army.

National commemoration in Esch-sur-Alzette

In Esch-sur-Alzette, the ceremony will take place on the Place de la Résistance from 11am to 12pm. It will be followed by a reception at the National Museum of the Resistance.

Commemoration in Noville

On 22nd December 2019, readings and prayers will be read out and wreaths will be laid at the 'Enclos des Fusillés' (monument to remember the eight people who were shot) and at the General Desobry monument.

Opening of the bomb shelter of Helene Kröller-Müller

The Helene Kröller-Müller bomb shelter is being opened for the first time in the history of the museum. The art collection of Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939) was stored here during the Second World War.

Child art exhibition – Arnhem van Slag

In the spring of this year, more than 400 primary and secondary school students participated in the "Arnhem van Slag" (Arnhem under fire) project.

Guided tour ‘Wederopbouw’

During the tour you walk along the iconic places that tell the story of Arnhem in the reconstruction time.

The sound of freedom

Konrad Koselleck Big Band with Vincent Bijlo & Ellen ten Damme

Museum exhibition in the Eusebius Church

The Eusebius Church forms the backdrop for an impressive exhibition, together with Museum Arnhem, commemorating the Battle of Arnhem.

The forgotten execution – Audiotour

Wednesday, September 20, 1944. While the Battle of Arnhem is in full swing, in Sonsbeek Park four men are standing in front of a German firing squad. During the free audio tour 'The Forgotten Execution' you walk through park Sonsbeek to the place of the execution.

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Canadian and Dutch musicians tour the country and visit different concert venues.

Vrijheidsfestival Ede 2020

For the fourth consecutive time, Akoesticum is organizing the Vrijheidsfestival in Ede in collaboration with the municipality of Ede and Platform Militaire Historie Ede.

Antwerp X

The exhibition 'Antwerp X' shows the terror of the V1 and V2 flying bombs in Antwerp.

Liberation of Ettelbruck celebrations

On 21 and 22 September 2019, Ettelbruck will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Luxembourg and of the city of Ettelbruck.

Theater play Le silence de la mer

On Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th, the Mont Faron Memorial in Toulon, France, will organise at 6pm on the open air theater the Vercors' play Le silence de la mer, played by the company "Les Démarqués".

Immersive Experience 1944 Mons

From 31 August, the Mons Memorial Museum will host a new temporary immersive experience. Using the latest technology, go back in time and step into the shoes of an American soldier, a German soldier, a resistance fighter or a Mons civilian to understand and feel the spirit of 1944. Have a 360° experience, fully immersed in history!

The Faces of Margraten

Meet the U.S. soldiers buried in the American Cemetery in Margraten, when their photos are posted next to their headstones during The Faces of Margraten tribute.

Time travellers show

Find out how you would survive as a child growing up in the Second World War in this fun, energetic, fact filled show for all the family! Would you stay with your family in the city with thousands of bombs falling every night, or be separated from them and evacuated to somewhere safer in the country?

Battlefieldtour Airwar 40-45

Daytour around the former fighter airbase Deelen, the largest State monument in Holland. During '40-45 Holland was frontline in the Airwar, during which British bombers overflew at night, and USAAF bombers by daylight on their way to targets in Germany.

Dodenherdenking – Harskamp

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration Asakkerweg Ede

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration – Wekerom

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Dodenherdenking – Ede

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration – Bennekom

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration – Lunteren

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration- Ederveen

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration – Otterlo

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

‘The Network’ exhibition

Now on display in het Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek, The Network exhibition offers a new perspective on the resistance activities during the Battle of Arnhem. Via special decors and audiovisual effects, visitors can experience three different stories illustrating how citizens organized themselves to combat the occupying forces.

Exhibition 75 years Market Garden

The forgotten story of the war in the Betuwe. Betuws War Museum "The Island" opened in April 1999 and covers the area of the Betuwe during the years 1944 – 1945. A total of 16 different nationalities were fighting in this area.

Freedom festival Ede

Have a look at the exhibition, take part in the educational program with the whole family or end the afternoon with the special "Tour of Freedom" veteran concert.

Commemoration at the liberation monument

On April 17th 1945 Ede was liberated by the Polar Bears Division. On Saturday April 18th we commemorate the liberation and those fallen in the final battles, at the liberation monument.

Airborne Landings and Commemoration

On this day, we remember the value of our freedom and of peace. Visit the Airborne Market or participate in one of the many activities for young and old at this free event.

Commemoration – De Valk

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then. Join us at the Commemoration monument in de Valk. A councilor of gemeente Ede will be present.

The Battle of Arnhem in comic books

During an interactive tour through Rozet you will get to know old and new comic books about the Battle of Arnhem, an 8 meter long 3D printed scale model depicting the Battle and WWII archaeology from Arnhem. You can also take a look at special items from the collection in the Heritage Centre in Rozet.

Exhibition The Battle of Arnhem

The exhibition in Rozet shows various (popular) expressions about the Battle of Arnhem: from the first comic book from 1946 to the latest game released in 2018. Quotes from diaries of children will tell your their experiences. You will also see special collection items in the Heritage Center.

Educatie PO: Slag om Arnhem in strips

During an interactive tour through Rozet you will see old and new comic books about the Battle of Arnhem. There is an 8 meter long scale model which depicts the Battle. And you can also take a look at WWII archaeology from Arnhem and see special items.

Dilemma Maze

The Dilemma Maze consists of white crosses that refer to the 'field of honour', the cemetery for fallen soldiers from the Second World War. The choice that visitors make at each intersection in the maze determines the continuation of the story and thus the way through the maze.

Uncovering D-Day in your local area

In this practical workshop led by Andrew Whitmarsh, Curator of The D-Day Story, you will discover how to research D-Day in your local area. You’ll explore archive material from our collection, find out how to access relevant information in archives and learn how to carry out surveys of evidence that may still be found in the local landscape.

Liberation Route Flushing (Vlissingen) with a guide

Every Thursday afternoon and Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm, everyone is welcome to join this liberation trail and hear about the first day of the liberation of Vlissingen (Zeeland, the Netherlands). The event commemorates the thousands of fallen soldiers and civilian victims of the Battle of the Scheldt.

Memorial Day of Canada in the Netherlands

27 October was declared by the Canadian government as the Memorial Day of Canada in the Netherlands. In this context, a memorial ceremony takes place annually at the Canadian plot. In addition, prominent guests from home and abroad are present. In 2019, a special memorial ceremony will be held to mark the 75 years of liberation.

International memorial service at the Monument of Tolerance

The first monument that remembers both the fallen of the Allied forces and of the former enemies; Germany and Austria.The monument was founded in 2001 to remember the more then 750 fallen from 11 nations that died in the Leudal area (the Netherlands, Limburg province) between 1940 and 1945. On the 14th of November veterans, ambassadors and other dignitaries will gather around the Monument of Tolerance to pay tribute to the fallen during an memorial service. 

Troops’ withdrawals from East-Central-Europe after 1990

Academic conference held at the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, exploring the international and national framework of the troop withdrawals from East-Central-Europe after 1990, comparing and contrasting the situations.

Withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany

During the accompanying events of the exhibition '25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany' at the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, talks and discussions will broaden the topics of the exhibition focusing on various forms of encounters with the soviet military forces. Different dates are available from September 12th, 2019 until January 15th, 2020.

On tour ! – Normandy

The second leg of this “On Tour!” initiative will take place in Normandy, France, starting at Utah Beach (Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) on June 3rd and ending in Lion-sur-mer on June 6th.

Together!

The Juno Beach Centre proudly flies the flags of 10 nations in recognition of those who fought alongside Canadians during the Battle of Normandy. The “Together!” exhibit highlights their roles, contributions, and the connections to Canadians on land, in the air, and at sea.

On tour ! – UK Leg

Let's walk along the commemorative route that the Allies took in 1944 and 1945 ! The first leg of the “Europe Remembers : On Tour!” initiative will take place in the UK, starting in London on May 20 and ending in Portsmouth on May 24.

Operation North-Sea

Exhibition about the war and the North Sea, the liberation of the Belgian coast, the operations around Walcheren and the shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea.

‘Secret Karlshorst’ neighbourhood walk

With the 'Secret Karlshorst' neighbourhood walk, the Museum Berlin-Karlshorst invites you to explore the former Soviet restricted area Karlshorst in Berlin, Germany.

Utah Beach, then and now

Through old pictures and recent ones, visitors will be brought back at the time of D-Day on Utah Beach and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. This temporary exhibition will be presented from June 2019 until November 2020.

Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms

For the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy, the Caen Memorial Museum displays a one of a kind exhibition devoted to the American painter Norman Rockwell.

“Opa, waat woore det väör men?”

Temporary Liberation Museum about the liberators who liberated the midst of Limburg in the Netherlands late 1944, early 1945. Small museum filled with lots of unique authentic items in an historic building.

75th Anniversary Battle of the Bulge – Peace, yes we can

For the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which began on 16th December 1944 in Hellenthal-Hollerath, we invite you to a joint international event (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands). The opening of the project will take place on October 30, 2019 in the Grenzlandhalle Hellenthal, Germany.

Airborne Air Landings and Commemoration Ginkel Heath

As during the Operation Market Garden in 1944, around 2000 paratroopers will be dropped out of planes above the Ginkelse Heide. The brave men who fought for freedom 16 years ago will be commemorated during the Airborne Air Landings and Commemoration on the 19th of September.

Back to Westerbork

Terug naar Westerbork (Back to Westerbork) wants to contribute to the focus on 75 years of peace and freedom in the Netherlands and Germany in 2020. We want to reach youth through education and sports, so that they can pass the message of peace and freedom on to future generations. That is why we organise an educative bicycle tour, two seminars (1 in the Netherlands and 1 in Germany) and an educational program for students.

Manhay Battle of the Bulge commemorations

Large gathering of military vehicles from the Second World War, Reconstitutions & Military Bourse held in Grandmenil (Manhay, Belgium) for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation and Battle of the Bulge. The event is organised by Ardennes History Remember and takes place at the Manhay History 44 Museum.

Fighting France

This temporary exhibit follows the heroic path of French soldiers during the Second World War, from France’s entry into the war in 1939 until the armistice was signed in May 1945.

Havendagen Tholen

Havendagen is a weekend of local celebration organised every two years in Tholen, in the southwest Netherlands. In 2020, the event will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation.

Art Liberty – From the Berlin Wall to Street Art

Temporary exhibition organised from mid April 2019 until January 2020 in the City of Bastogne and around the Mardasson Memorial. Art Liberty pays tribute to the pioneering artists who have seized the Berlin Wall.

In their Footsteps

Temporary exhibit presenting the story of the men and women who experienced the D-Day landing in Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Great women during the war: 1939 – 1945

A temporary exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Juno Beach Centre. The exhibit pays tribute to the women who greatly contributed to the war efforts.

NUTS Weekend Bastogne

2019 will be marked by the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. On the 13, 14, and 15th of December, the City of Bastogne and the Bastogne War Museum will take part in the annual NUTS Weekend, during which a series of events will be held.

Canadian Liberation Festival Apeldoorn

Every fifth year as of 1985 the “Stichting Bevrijding ‘45” has organised a Parade with Canadian Veterans and Veterans from other allied forces on the Loolaan and Kerklaan in Apeldoorn. For 2020, the foundation has largely completed the program of the festival.