Commemoration 15 August 2020 in Kanchanaburi

On 15 August we honor the victims of World War II in Asia through commemorations and wreath laying in Kanchanaburi and Chunkai. A special year in which, 75 years after the official ending of the Second World War for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, we commemorate the fallen and victims of war and violence. You are welcome to take part in the commemoration. If you are interested in attending the commemorations, please let us know before 5 August with how many people you would like to attend via ban-pcz@minbuza.nl.

On the occasion of the 75th commemoration year, the embassy offers flowers for those present to place at the memorial. The Dutch embassy also offers a lunch.

Program

07:45 - 08:00

Gathering at the Dutch Embassy: 15 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok 10330.

08:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Departure to Kanchanaburi at 08:00*.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Gathering at Don Rak Cemetery of Honor in Kanchanaburi

11:30 - 12:00

Start of the ceremony at Don Rak Cemetery of Honor

12:00 - 12:10

Departure to Chungkai Cemetery of Honor

12:10 - 12:30

Start of wreath laying at Honorary Cemetery Chungkai. The embassy provides flowers for those present to place at the memorial.

12:45 - 15:00

Lunch in Kanchanaburi, offered by the Dutch Embassy

15:00 - 17:30

Transport back to Bangkok*

* If there are enough registrations, the NTCC will organize transportation to Kanchanaburi. A personal financial contribution of 500 THB per participant will be collected on the spot. Please mention with your application if you wish to make use of this possibility. The transportation organized by the NTCC will depart from the Dutch embassy: 15 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok 10330.