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05-05-2018: Rick Tupper

05-05-2018: Rick Tupper

On Saturday, May 5th, 2018, I was honored to be recognized as the Veteran of the Day and to forever become a part of the Sunset March. As a Veteran of the United Stated military, it was humbling to see the dedication made each and every day to recognize the sacrifice made by those 48 US paratroopers on 20 September 1944. I can not put to words the feeling I had while walking the bridge. A mix of sadness for…

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14-04-2018: 150th Anniversary Regiment Medical Forces NL in 2019

14-04-2018: 150th Anniversary Regiment Medical Forces NL in 2019

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    

31-03-2018: Special Sunset March to accentuate the Sunset Marches in April 2018

31-03-2018: Special Sunset March to accentuate the Sunset Marches in April 2018

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

17-02-2018 Robert Emil Kero

17-02-2018 Robert Emil Kero

Sunset March Veterans, especially Kees Bleijerveld, Partners, and citizens of Nijmegen, Sergeant William (Bill) Emil Kero, 82nd Airborne Division 307 Engineer Battalion Co C, was killed in action on September 20th, 1944, during the liberation of Nijmegen, fighting for the freedom of future generations. The oldest of seven children, from an American (Saxon, Wisconsin) farming family of Finnish descent, who previously lost his mother when he was 14 years old, courageously fought alongside his fellow brothers in arms in the…

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18-10-2017: 3 years Sunset March

18-10-2017: 3 years Sunset March

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…

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20-09-2017: Sunset March Special

20-09-2017: Sunset March Special

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…

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16-09-2017: Tim Ruijling

16-09-2017: Tim Ruijling

At the conclusion of the Sunset March September 16, 2017 the “veteran of the day” Colonel Jon P. Beale meets Steve Morgan who is a veteran of the fighting at Arnhem Bridge. Together they joined in the short but impressive ceremony at the end of Sunset March. Steve Morgan was very emotional and expressed his sincere gratitude to Jon Beale for the sacrifice of the 48 soldiers by saying: They died for me! After the ceremony he laid a wreath…

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15-09-2017. April 2018 for Dutch Veterans Bikers Association

15-09-2017. April 2018 for Dutch Veterans Bikers Association

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.