On the 4th and 5th of May, the city of Wageningen (The Netherlands) commemorates the German Military Capitulation signed at the Hotel De Wereld in that city and which led to the end of the Second World War (WWII) a few days later.
This year’s event has a vast program with military ceremonies, live music, meetings with war veterans and recreational and sporting activities.
The program for May 4th highlights the Silent Procession from the Church of S. João Baptista to the “Monuments of the Fallen”, the Fire of Freedom and the Freedom Race in which 2,500 athletes are expected to participate.
On May 5th, it will be the turn of the National Commemoration of the Capitulation of 1945 and the Freedom Parade that honors the international military cooperation that led to the defeat of Hitler’s armies.
Also on this day, the event “Children are in charge”, live music shows on 15 stages spread across the city and meetings between WWII Veterans with the population will take place. Great World War . The day ends with the “Freedom Meal” in which around 790 guests will participate at a 400 meter long table.
The Commemoration of the German Capitulation is an organization of the National Committee Wageningen45.