The FAN Foundation aims to investigate an important, forgotten episode in local, national and international history, to rethink and rediscover meaning. This will benefit the historical awareness of all concerned, and at the same time provides examples of how to approach contemporary issues in a broader perspective. FAN invites other parties to work with us.


In our activities we work together with:


Sunset March: A march to remember those who fought for our freedom 

Special thanks go to Johan van Asten, Honorary member of the 504th Infantry Regiment and the 504th Infantry Association.


Anja Adriaans – Founder – Executive Director

Ad Borsboom – Chairman

Veerle van de Ven

Martien Oerlemans

Walter Hamers – Advisor to the Board

Stichting FAN
KvK inschrijving: 63751259
Bank account number: NL43 RABO 0305 3792 40 


Mayor Hubert M.F. Bruls of Nijmegen

Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan of Albany New York

Chloe Gavin-Beatty
Family General James M. Gavin

Majorie Gavin-Lewis
Family General James M. Gavin


Wilmarie Boisvert-Flores
Former 82nd Airborne Division

Tammis Groft
Executive Director of the Albany Institute of History & Art

Paul Grondahl
Director New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany and Times Union

Jay Harold Jakovic, Esq.
Past President of the Dutch Settlers Society Albany

John & Mary Leesberg
Eye witnesses of the Second World War and reconstruction of Nijmegen

Wiel Lenders
Director of the National Liberation Museum Groesbeek

Tim Ruijling
Representing the Sunset March, LT-COL (R)

Brigade General Colin P. Tuley
Former Brigade Commander US Army 82nd Airborne Division 1 BCT

Dolly Verhoeven
Professor Gelderse and Nijmegen History Radboud University, Nijmegen

Bernard E.M. van Welzenes
Chaplain and General Secretary KSCC Schipperscentrum