06-05-09

Foto impressies van Jabbeke Remembers


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Het begon op vrijdagnamiddag met het bezoek van vijf Jabbeekse scholen

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En het ging verder met de plechtigheden op zaterdag :

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De Passchendaele 1917 Pipes and Drums verwelkomen de gasten aan het gemeentehuis !

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Spangdahlem US Air base Color Guard bij het Monument van de B17

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Een lange caravaan historische voertuigen !

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De ontroerende speech van Barones Eliane Achten, Ereconsul van Canada op Stalhille Churchyard Cemetery

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Het ereburgerschap van Bruce Sundlun.  Op 1 december 1943 gaf hij zijn chocolade aan twee Jabbeekse kinderen, nu kreeg hij symbolisch chocolade van Jabbeke terug !

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En 's avonds was er een gesmaakt optreden van KAS

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En een pracht van een verrassing was het Schepencollege in gepast uniform !

Foto's : Mr. Patrick Brion - Defensie

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05-05-09

Jabbeke Remembers haalde de Amerikaanse pers !

Sundlun honored in Belgium for war service

01:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More than 65 years after being shot down after a bombing mission in Solingen, Germany, former Gov. Bruce Sundlun returned to the place in Belgium for a ceremony honoring him and his crew on the B-17 Flying Fortress Damn Yankee.

Sundlun was made an honorary citizen of Jabbeke, in Belgium, where the ceremony was held and where a monument to the crew stands. Five of the crew members were killed when the plane was shot down on Dec. 1, 1943. Sundlun, the pilot, was able to parachute to safety and land in a field at Snellegem, Belgium.

Sundlun said Tuesday that the ceremonies included a memorial service for the crew, a reception at the town hall in Jabbeke, and visits and demonstrations from American troops stationed in Germany. “People were very courteous and hospitable, and the military contingent that came was experienced and first-class,” Sundlun said.

— Amanda Milkovits

Source :

http://www.projo.com/ri/jamestown/content/sundlun_in_belgium_04-29-09_FVE6RUF_v8.3785f64.html

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