Capitulation of Japan Ceremony 2022

The surrender of the Empire of Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on 15 August and formally signed on 2 September 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. Every year, on this day, the people with a shared “Indies” background, those with roots in the former Dutch East Indies commemorate the surrender. The first commemoration was held in 1970, in The Hague by the initiative of ir. G.S. Vrijburg with the then Queen, Juliana, Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus present. In 1980, the “Foundation Memorial August 15, 1945” was founded with His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard as Patron to organize an annual memorial and meeting. In that year, a grand memorial in the presence of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus took place. Since then a commemoration is organized at different locations in The Netherlands on August 15th. The official ‘Indisch Monument’ located on the Professor Teldersweg in The Hague was unveiled in 1988 by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix that finally provided the Indies community with its own monument.

When: Sunday 14th August 2022
Doors open: 10:00 am
Ceremony: 11:00 am
Light lunch after the ceremony
Bookings Essential – RSVP by 10th August

Dutch Club NAQ
123 Pine Road
Richlands Qld 4077

Ph: 07 3271 5662 
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