Sunday, May 04, 2008
Today was commemoration of the dead over here in the Netherlands. It means that we remember all the victims of World War 2.
So every year at 8 p.m. there is a moment of silence at gatherings all over the country near war monuments. The queen and our future king lay a wreath (garland) in front of the war monument in Amsterdam, together with a lot of other officials. After the ceremony everybody can lay down flowers near the monument.
A lot of people have the flag half-mast. We had it too. I think it's important to do so. To stand still and think about all the victims whom have died, and still die, during wartime! War is so stupid and absurd. It's all about ego, power and - nowadays - also about money, oil, diamonds etc. etc.. Hate it!!!!