November 24, 2019. On October 12, 2019, the events that led to the memorial panel in The Netherlands to honour the crew of Halifax L9561 being unveiled ended with a farewell dinner at ‘Gasterij Hennie fan Rijcht’ in Makkum, located 2 kms from Wons.
With the narrow streets in Makkum, we had a long walk to the restaurant, but once we were inside, the restaurant was very picturesque, with a warm, cosy atmosphere, and delicious food.
No one wanted this day to end, but it eventually did, and the bus brought us safely back to the hotel in Leeuwarden. The hard working volunteers of the Missing Airmen Memorial Foundation gave all of us a day to remember, with special thanks to Douwe Drijver and Alexander Tuinhout. A big thank you goes to our bus driver, Bernard Bruning, who was so friendly and helpful throughout the day. Bernard, a taxi driver by profession, was one of the many volunteers who helped the Missing Airmen Memorial Foundation make this day such a success.
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© Daria Valkenburg