At 6 p.m., two minutes of silence was observed for the war victims. That moment of silence commemorates all those who died or were murdered in the name of the Kingdom of the Netherlands during World War II and all who have since died in war and peace operations. On May 5, it will be 75 years since World War II ended for the Netherlands.
The Governor, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Evelyn Wever-Croes, and the vice-chairman of Camarada Aruba, Jacobo Henriquez, on behalf of the entire Aruban population, laid a wreath at the monument. The tattoo signal signaled the two-minute silence. The Tattoo is the trumpet signal that heralds the two minutes of silence. The two-minute silence was traditionally followed by playing the Dutch and Aruban national anthem. The music was provided by Tamboers and Pijpers of the Marine Corps Base in Savaneta.
Picture: ©Cabinet Governor Aruba