Veterans' Day (Netherlands)
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|Official name||Nederlandse Veteranendag|
|Significance||day of remembrance for the country's servicemen|
Veteranendag (Veterans' Day) is the Netherlands' annual day of remembrance for the country's servicemen. From 2005 it has been organized on the birthday of the late Prince Bernhard. It takes place on the last Saturday in June.
- Robert Beeres, Jan van der Meulen, Joseph Soeters - Mission Uruzgan: Collaborating in Multiple Coalitions 2012 Page 331 "At home, Dutch veterans received increasingly more acknowledgement and 'respect' because of their deployment to Afghanistan. Veterans Day has become a nationwide broadcast event, and this is new in the Netherlands."
- Jolande Withuis, Annet Mooij -The Politics of War Trauma: The Aftermath of World War II in ... 2010 "Since the rise of ptsd Dutch soldiers have become the objects of psychological care. ... given due attention and honor in the annual Veteranendag (Veterans' Day) that from 2005 has been organized on the birthday of the late prince Bernhard.