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Annual Commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem

12 September 2012

The annual ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Arnhem will be held at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery in the Netherlands on Sunday September 23rd.

During the service which begins at 11 am hundreds of schoolchildren will lay flowers on the graves. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at Oosterbeek at 4 pm.

The ceremonies on Sunday will be the culmination of a week of events in Arnhem and Oosterbeek to mark the 68th anniversary of Operation Market Garden -- the allies' bid to cross the Rhine and force an early end to the Second World war. 

The full programme of all the events taking place to commemorate the Battle of Arnhem are available here