Command Sergeant Major of 82nd Airborne Division Michael Ferrusi was veteran of the day on September 20. 74 years after the Waalcrossing he walked along the 48 lights of the monument ‘Lights Crossing‘. In a remarkable speech he thanked all present for the daily tribute to the Allied soldiers. He mentioned especially the members of Team31 for their commitment. Photos: Paul Indenbosch
General Curtis M. Scaparotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, was todays veteran-of-the-day. General Scaparotti is a former Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division.
The Medical Forces Regiment of the Netherlands Armed Forces exists 150 years in 2019. During these 150 years 71 military members of the Regiment were killed in action. On 53 separate days. In 2019 at all these particular dates a veteran of the regiment will walk the Sunset March. Beret emblem of the regiment
A very special initiative. Members of the Dutch Veterans bikers Association adopted the Sunset Marches in April. Each and every day a member of this club of veterans and riders of motorbikes walks the Sunset March. On Saturday March 31 a mutual Sunset March of these veterans was held as start. On April 30 another mutual Sunset March will be held to fulfill this month’s requirement. Photos: Jacco van Mierlo
On October 18. the members of Team31 and some close friends of the Sunset March celebrated the fact that every night in the last three years a veteran walked the Sunset March. After the event Anja Adriaans, chair of the FAN Foundation(Friendship Albany – Nijmegen) and promotor of the Sunset March had a big surprise for us. The FAN Foundation Stichting FAN has made 100 numbered replicas of the 1947 memorial plate belonging to the Gavin family. We are very proud…
73 years after the famous and heroic Waalcrossing a Special Sunset March took place. The Chairman of the Committee 4-5 May, Gerdi Verbeet and the Chairman of the Foundation for Musea 40-45, Fred de Graaf walked in front. They were followed by Robert DeVinney an American veteran of 98 years old as “veteran of the day”. Despite his age Mr. DeVinney marched along in the sequence of the igniting 48 streetlights. Two daughters of general James Gavin were present as well. With…
DVBA has adopted the month April 2018 in the Sunset March schedule. This association will register a veteran, who is also a member of DVBA, for each day of that particular month. They will use a special code for their applications to walk the Sunset March. You are kindly requested to refrain from booking in April, 2018 to support this very special initiative.
Roy Hanna is one of the Waalcrossers veterans and celebrates today his 101st. birthday. Team Sunset March sends special congratulations.
August 12, 1942 the 82 Division has been renamed as 82 Airborne Division. Members of team Sunset march will march on the 75th anniversary a special Sunset March to mark hat special occasion.
Team Sunset March at the monument after Sunset March on August 2017. The All American division was constituted, originally as the 82nd US Division, in the National Army on August 5, 1917, shortly after the participation of the USA into World War1. It was organized on 25 August 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia and served at the Western Front in the final months of the war. Since its initial members came from all 48 states, the division acquired the nickname All-American, which is the basis for…