During this Airborne ceremony with an international contribution at the Airborne Square at Arnhem, all Allied soldiers are commemorated, who fell in battle whilst trying to conquer and hold the Arnhem bridge (John Frost bridge) in the 17 – 26 September1944 period.
The ‘Airborne monument’ in Arnhem is a war-damaged column of the former Palace of Justice and is on the list of National Monuments. The column is placed on a pedestal. The text on the column reads: ’17 SEPTEMBER 1944 ‘.
The event is preceded by the ‘March over the Bridge’ whereby massed Pipes and Drums Market Garden and standard bearers cross the John Frost Bridge in a slow march at Arnhem.
The wreath laying ceremony is nowadays followed by a multi media event ‘Bridge to Liberation Experience’ to been seen from the quay of the river Rhine