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                17 September 1954

9.30 a.m. Distribution of Liberation-packets by the Nymegen Trade Union to the Nymegen War-invalids in the "Vereeniging". Concert by the Band of the U.S.A. VII Army (Informal).    





15.30 p.m.

16.45 p.m.

19.00 - 19.30 p.m.

20.30 p.m.

21.00 p.m.
The personal delegate of President Eisenhower, General A. C. McAuliffe, Commander of the VII American Army;

The Ambassador of America, Mr. Freeman Matthews;

The Ambassador of Great Britain, Sir Paul Mason;

The Ambassador of Canada, Mr. Thomas A. Stone;

The personal delegate of Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Brian Hor-rocks;

The delegate of the Prime Minister of Canada, Brig. J. E. C. Pangman.

 Kindling of the Liberation Fire.
Unveiling of the Resistance-Statue near the Waal-Bridge, made by the sculptor Marius van Beek by order of the Jan van Hoof Foundation, by Prof. Dr. L. J. M. Beel, Minister of Home Affairs.

Parade for the present Authorities by:
Royal Netherlands Army - Royal Netherlands Air Force Royal Military Band - Royal Air Force Band Band U.S.A. All Army Drumband Grenadier Guards Royal Canadian Engineer Band

Dinner in Restaurant "Normandie", Keizer Karelplein.

Rally of the Nymegen Bands to Plein 1944.

Tattoo by the Military Bands at the Juliana Plein, followed by a firework display.

10.30 a.m.

11.30 a.m.

Unveiling of a plaquette at Hotel "Sionshof" by Major ret(rd) A. D.Bestebreurtje (Informal). The plaquette was made by the Nymegen sculptor Charles Hammes Jr.

Welcome to the Guests of Honour, Military and Civilian Authorities by the Town-council at the Guild Hall. Presentation of the novelette: "Five Graves at Nymegen" by Eric Baume. During the Welcome the Foreign Military Bands will present
themselves at 12.00 in front of the Town Hall, viz.

1. Band of the U.S.A. VII Army

2. Grenadier Guards (Corps of Drums)

3. Royal Canadian Engineer Band

13.00 p.m. Lunch in Restaurant "Pays Bas" Batavierenweg.  
14.30 p.m. Dropping of 60 American Airbornes in the "Ooypolder".

At ;t 15.15 p.m. Arrival of:

The delegate of H.M. Queen Juliana and of H.R.H. Prince Bernhard, Vice-Admiral N. A. Rost van Tonningen;



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