At the initiative of the Friendship Albany Nijmegen (FAN) Association, two unveiling ceremonies were held on Wednesday, September, 18. Both ceremonies are related to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nijmegen.
Plaque on the Nijmegen Waalkade/quay wall
At 2:30 PM, Anja Adriaans, founder of FAN Friendship Albany-Nijmegen, General James Gavin’s daughter Chloe Beatty, Hubert Bruls, Mayor of Nijmegen and Mr. Pete Hoekstra, American Ambassador to the Netherlands unveiled a plaque at the Waalkade in Nijmegen. They were accompanied by a student from Kandinsky College and Mondial College. The unveiling happened in the presence of the 82nd Airborne Division Color Guard. The public ceremony was attended by a large group. The plaque recalls the assistance that the citizens of Nijmegen received after the Second World War from Albany, NY.