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War Memorial Nursing Home Willibrord

This memorial commemorates the destruction of Middelburg on 17 May 1940.

The monument which was unveiled on 17 May 2016, consists of a stone key piece, probably from a church of Middelburg. The piece was found during excavations at the Hofplein. The monument with a flagpole is located in the courtyard of a nursing home and is visible to the residents from their rooms. During commemorations and official days like the King's day, the flag is raised. The garden is accessible to interested people.

Most residents of the nursing home have experienced war, but they often cannot go to memorials or monuments says an employee of the nursing home. The residents would therefore like something tangible in the garden at the nursing home where they could mourn. The request by the residents for a monument has been picked up by the city of Middelburg.

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