Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Dedication of MH17 Memorial in Vijfhuizen
The King and Queen of The Netherlands were present on Monday for the dedication ceremony of a memorial forest in memory of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster. July 17 was the third anniversary of the disaster.
The memorial consists of a ‘forest’ of 298 trees, one for each of the victims, planted in the formation of a ribbon. A silver nameplate stands at the base of each tree, bearing the name, age and nationality of each victim. In the centre of the ‘ribbon’ is a large monument in the shape of an eye that lists all the victims’ names.
Joining over 2,000 family members of the victims, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima placed sunflowers in the central element of the memorial. They also attended a reception afterwards where they met with family and friends of the victims who were present.
298 people from ten countries were killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down as it was flying over the Ukraine.Filed under The Netherlands
Tagged King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Memorial, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.
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