On Saturday 30 June 2012, The Netherlands will celebrate Veterans’day in The Hague. This year will be the 8th Veterans’day. It is a day of recognition and appreciation for Dutch veterans. The President of the Dutch House of Representatives, ms Gerdi Verbeet, and members of the committee of Defence will be present.

The day will start with a meeting in the Knight’s Hall, followed by a presentation of medals on the Inner Court. Soldiers will be presented with a medal in recognition of their commitment during recent military missions. At 13.00 pm there will be a parade in which 4000 veterans and soldiers will take part. In addition, a fly-past will take place with historical and modern aeroplanes and helicopters.