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18-07-2022: Traditional Sunset March on the eve of the 4Days Marches by an international military detachment

18-07-2022: Traditional Sunset March on the eve of the 4Days Marches by an international military detachment

Monday evening, July 18, 2022, the 2830th Sunset March was walked by international military detachments from Camp Heumensoord, led by the board of the 4Days Marches Foundation and the Canadian veteran of the day Glenn Moore. (source: Facebook Kamp Heumensoord)

16-07-2022: from July 27 to August 29, “The Crossing” is closed to cars; bike lane remains open for Sunset March

16-07-2022: from July 27 to August 29, “The Crossing” is closed to cars; bike lane remains open for Sunset March

Between July 27 and August 29, the Crossing (the S100/Generaal James Gavinsingel) is closed to cars. The cycle lane and footpath over the Crossing can normally be used for performing “the Sunset March”. (Also read this message in Dutch from the municipality of Nijmegen) For participants who park their car on the north side of the bridge: The northernmost part of the cycle path (ie past the stairs to the monument) is closed and there is a diversion over a…

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04-05-2022: Remembrance Day at the Waal Crossing Monument

04-05-2022: Remembrance Day at the Waal Crossing Monument

As every year, the Sunset March Foundation organized a Remembrance Day on May 4 at the monument of the Crossing. About 40 people attended the meeting. Among them were a group of Dutch and German students, a tour group from Canada and interested parties from Nijmegen. After the 2 minutes of silence at 8 pm, Mr Josef Gietemann, representative of the city of Kleve, gave a speech. He mentioned the loaded past of Nazi Germany, the many victims that the…

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19-04-2022: American Appreciation for the Sunset March

19-04-2022: American Appreciation for the Sunset March

On April 19, during the 40th anniversary of the annual Dutch-American Friendship Day (DAFD), Tim Ruijling, the founder of the Sunset March, was honored with the Certificate of Appreciation. The DAFD is organized by the American Embassy and the Consulate in the Netherlands. In the absence of the ambassador, the Chargé d’Affairs, Marja Verloop, expressed appreciation during this festive evening for the daily tribute that is paid during the Sunset March. A tribute to the 48 Americans who died for…

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26-03-2022: Silver Honorary Medaillon of Nijmegen for Team 31

26-03-2022: Silver Honorary Medaillon of Nijmegen for Team 31

Team 31 was awarded the Silver Honorary Medaillon of Nijmegen on 26 March in Hotel Erica by the mayor of Nijmegen, Hubert Bruls. A special municipal award that is not often awarded. The Golden Waal Bridge Pin was also presented to Tim Ruijling as the inventor and initiator of the Sunset March, with which the memory and gratitude is kept alive to the soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division who fell for our freedom. The mayor expressed his appreciation and…

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11-02-2022: Annual report 2021 available

11-02-2022: Annual report 2021 available

As you are used to, the annual report of the Sunset March for the past year will be delivered at the beginning of the year. You can download the 2021 annual report here. If you are interested in older annual reports, you can find them here on the website.

19-10-2021: Sunset March turns 7

19-10-2021: Sunset March turns 7

The first Sunset March has been implemented and walked on Sunday October 19, 2014. Now, 7 years later veterans walked 2557 Sunset Marches. A daily tribute to the 48 brave soldiers who were kilied in action during the Waalcrossing, september 1944.

23-04-2020: Chairman Sunset March becomes Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau

23-04-2020: Chairman Sunset March becomes Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau

Today our chairman Tim Ruijling was surprised with a phone call from the Minister of Defense, Ms. Ank Bijleveld-Schouten. She told Tim that His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to appoint him to be a Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau. Tim receives this royal decoration for his many voluntary activities within and outside Defense. Not only during a period as an active serving officer, but also after his functional retirement, the connection with Defense and society…

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