Written by Arina Naaz Khan
The Nationale Children Remembrance Day took place in Madurodam on Saturday 4th May. The event was organized by children for children. Madurodam actively involves children by giving them a leading role in the organization of this event. This year, the event explored the theme of "living in freedom" through singing, dancing, theatre, and speeches.
Flowers at the Madurodam Square to commemorate the WW2 victims
We kept two minutes of silence at 8 pm to commemorate the victims of the Second World War, and of wars that have taken place since. As an alderman of the Madurodam Youth Council, I was able to see all the work that went into the organization of this event and listen to the insightful stories of children that had to flee their home country due to conflict. It makes you realize how grateful you should be for the freedom that you have here in The Netherlands.
The children gathering at the Madurodam Square to commemorate the WW2 victims