On August 15th 1945 the Second World War officially ended for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Every year on this date, we commemorate at the Indies Monument in The Hague all victims of the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies and its direct consequences.

Order a Melati

The Melati, the Indies jasmine, is a symbol of remembrance worn on 15 August as a sign of respect, commitment and compassion.  The Melati is available as a lapel pin or a magnetic lapel pin.

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Commemoration 2018

The Foundation Board can look back on a very memorable National 15 August 1945 Commemoration. We would like to extend our sincere thanks via this page to all those who contributed to the realisation of this day!

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Other ceremonies

On 15 August, elsewhere in our country and abroad other commemorations and the laying of wreaths also took place. In subsequent weeks, various commemorations were held at the monuments on the Bronbeek Estate in Arnhem.

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The 15 August 1945 Commemoration is supported financially by around 1,600 donors and has an ANBI status. The contributions are used towards the organisation of a dignified commemoration every year on 15 August.

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