The annual memorial was held in Los Angeles on August 9, 2014.
On this day we remembered and honored the fallen of the Dutch East Indies forces and civilians (men, women and children) during the Japanese occupation during WWII in South East Asia and during the bersiap period.
Welcoming word was given by Mr. Auke Mensink, President of “Committee August 15, 1945”. Speakers: Mr. Ernest S. Cowell, President Los Angeles Cemetery Support Foundation, Mr. Johannes van Tilburg, Honorary Consul of the Netherlands. Also present the Deputy Consul of the Netherlandsl Mr. Ard van der Vorst. Word of Remembrance and special song: Mr. John von Bargen. The Lord’s Prayer, sung by Mrs. Ans Schoew. Master of ceremony: Mrs. Debbie Bishop. Invocation: Father John Neiman.
After the speeches, songs by the choir, marching of the Honour Guard, moment of silence and prayers the program continued to placing of the wreaths by the flagpole and flower tribute by the remembrance plaque.