On June 28th 2008 it was Veterans Day in The Netherlands. Honoring military veterans; young and old. This day is also in remembrance of and tribute to Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands; for many senior Dutch people an icon of the armed forces because of his role in the Second World War. This years theme: Veterans. Serve for peace! (Veteranen. Ingezet in dienst van de vrede!)
Beside a parade for veterans there was a lot to do for children. For example explaining to your little boy what’s there to see in a cockpit of a F-16 Fighting Falcon. The boy is clearly very impressed by all he sees. At first he didn’t want to sit in the cockpit chair or to put a real fighter pilot’s helmet on.